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Katelyn Burks

Paoli , PA
Age: 7 - 9
Gender: Girls
Region: East
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Orwigsburg, PA 17961
    Jun 17, 2021
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
    Aug 3, 2021
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Rochester, NY 14618
    Sep 19, 2021
HOMETOWN:
Paoli, PA
SISTER(S) AND AGE(S):
Jillian Burks (13), 2020/2021 DCP National Finalist
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Hillside Elementary School, Berwyn, PA
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
2nd
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
White Manor Country Club, Malvern, PA
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
Right
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
2
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
32 (9 holes), including three eagles
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
Because my older sister, Jillian, plays.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My dad.
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My sister, Jillian.
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Nick Iacono, PGA pro at Chester Valley Golf Club
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
Having fun
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Chipping
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Getting penalties and high scores
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
5 iron
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Augusta National Golf Club
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Getting three eagles in one nine-hole tournament round. Also, being a DCP National Finalist.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF?
Yes.
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Schuylkill Country Club, 1st
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Union League at Liberty Hill, 2nd. Learning, after much waiting, that I advanced to Oak Hill.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Oak Hill Country Club, 1st. Seeing my friends, and making new ones.
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 was also present at the 2021 Finals. I'm so proud of my sister, and I want to be like her.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Driving, putting then chipping.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
Yes, in 2021, when my sister, Jillian, was a DCP National Finalist.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Nelly Korda. She's the younger sister, just like me.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
My sister, Jillian, because she hits good shots.
HAVE YOUR EVER PLAYED WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS? IF SO, WHO? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE CIRCUMSTANCES:
No, but I watched my sister play with Jensen Castle and Laura Davies in the 2021 LPGA Founders Cup Pro-Am.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rolls, pink lemonade, pumpkin pie and Tillamook mudslide sundae.
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
Gym
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Miss Javie
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Basketball
FAVORITE MOVIE:
The Goonies
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Katy Perry
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Miraculous
FAVORITE APP:
Cool Math Games
FAVORITE EMOJI:
Unicorn
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Gymnastics, climbing trees, playing with my sister, basketball, lacrosse and swim team
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
COVID - remote learning, social distancing, wearing a mask, etc.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My mom
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
You can do this.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Professional golfer
DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
Nice, fun, kind, helpful and fierce
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