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Jay Nergard

Phoenix , AZ
Age: 14 - 15
Gender: Boys
Region: Southwest
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Jul 9, 2021
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
    Aug 15, 2021
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Sep 26, 2021
HOMETOWN:
Phoenix, AZ
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Tempe Preparatory Academy, Tempe, Arizona
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
10th
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Dobson Ranch Golf Course
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
Right
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
7
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
-2 (18 holes)
HANDICAP INDEX:
5
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My parents
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My parents
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My friends (Noah, Will, Jackson) and family (dad)
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Jake Thorvardson (JT)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
It is challenging, rewarding and fun.
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Chipping
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Consistency
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
Lob wedge
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Torrey Pines
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Finishing top-5 in the PING Invitational
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Papago GC/3rd place
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Wildfire GC/1st place/I holed-out a chip.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course/1st place
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
2017, 2018, 2019 (Regionals - Torrey Pines), 2021 (Qualified for Augusta)
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 a friend play in it. It encouraged me to work harder.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Chipping, putting then driving
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship win (2021)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
The first "The Match" (Phil Mickelson v.s Tiger Woods)
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson. He's one of the greatest golfers ever and has a great personality.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Annika Sorenstam. She's one of the greatest female golfers ever.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson. He has great commercials and personality and he's nice to the junior golfers.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer and Bryson DeChambeau
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I must have two dollars in my pocket, and the number on my ball must be covered with a black sharpie dot.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Steak with lobster mac n' cheese, broccoli and chocolate fondue fountain dessert
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
Humane Letters (Socratic method class - combines English, History, Debate)
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Iain MacDonald
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Soccer
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Alan Walker
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Mythbusters
FAVORITE APP:
Discord
FAVORITE EMOJI:
Smirk
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Robotics and Music
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
I use to have a temper, but I've learned to control my emotions.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
Phil Mickelson
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
2nd place is the first loser.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Computer scientist/Software engineer, or PGA Tour golfer
DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
I work hard but I also like to have fun.
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