Lewisville , TX
Age: 12 - 13
Region: South Central
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedThe Colony, TX 75056Jun 27, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedPlano, TX 75025Aug 8, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedRoland, AR 72135Oct 2, 2021
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Killian Middle School, Lewisville, TX
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
The Clubs of Prestonwood - Plano, Texas
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
39 (9), 82 (18)
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
Riding around in the golf cart with my dad.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My dad, my sister, or my friend Callie Clay.
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Denise Grider, The Lakes at Castle Hills
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
The places that it takes me. I get to see parts of the country that I wouldnt be able to without golf.
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Mentally overcoming bad holes.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
The Tribute Golf Club - The Colony, Texas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Qualifying for the DCP National Finals.
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
The Tribute Golf Club - D=30, C=21, P=40. Competing at my home course (at the time).
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Watters Creek - D=44, C=50, P=31. Almost making all three chips.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Alotian Golf Club - D=27, C=40, P=65. Making my 6-foot and my 30-foot putt to win!
DID YOU WATCH LAST YEAR’S DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS ON TELEVISION? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID THAT HAVE ON YOUR PARTICIPATION THIS YEAR?
Yes, I watched my friend Sam Straight compete and it motivated my sister and I to give it a shot this year.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Chipping, putting then driving
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Watching my favorite player, Phil Mickelson on "The Match"
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson because when I was five, I went to the Byron Nelson and as he was walking to first tee, I said "good luck Mr. Phil" and he stopped and talked to me for a quick second. Plus I like that he is funny and exciting to watch.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Libby and Meagan Winans - University of Oklahoma. Because they are very encouraging to me and have inspired me to be a better golfer and a better person. Their family has been very nice to mine.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
Touching my masters ball mark (given to me by Sam Straight who competed at Augusta last year) on my PING hat (given to me by the Winans sisters) before attempting a big putt.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Chick Fil A
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
My 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Weeks
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Track and Field
The Greatest Game Ever Played
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Running, art and trick shots (see my Instagram)
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
I was born with a rare tumor in my liver. They found it shortly after I was born and they took me to Stanford Children's hospital (five hours from my house at the time), where I spent the first month of my life in the NICU while doctors and specialists tried to figure out how to handle it. I have to make periodic visits to specialists to check on my liver and my heart to make sure that they are healthy. I was told I would never be able to play contact sports so I feel like golf was a gift from God.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
Libby and Meagan Winans
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
"Flush it" (get rid of the bad thoughts/shots)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Pro golfer or a golf instructor
Goofy, kind, fun and friendly. I love to laugh.