Making the all-boys High School golf team and winning the 2018 High School girls regional tournament really fueled my desire to play collegiate golf. I did this all as a freshman, while also maintaining a 3.6 GPA. I started playing golf when I was 10 because my parents played and wanted it to be a family sport that we all could enjoy. I use to play golf because of my family but now I play golf for myself. I absolutely love it and the many lessons it has taught me.
One big lesson I have learned while playing this sport is that you can never practice enough. When I have set both my academic and golf goals for the season, I work hard to accomplish both. Since my freshman year, I doubled down with my swing coach, attended summer college golf camps, practiced daily and greatly increased my tournament play (Peggy Kirk Bell (PKB), Virginia Stage Golf Association (VSGA) and home courses). The discipline and hard work are paying off. I achieved my first Mid Atlantic PKB tournament win this summer on August 10th, 2019 at Hanover Country Club. That win qualified me for two PKB invitationals this fall, one of which is at Pinehurst #8. With my 2019 sophomore High School golf season well underway, scores dropping and consistently placing in the top 4 slots of our team, I am confident that I can be a strong contributor and team player at the collegiate level.