Poplar Bluff , MO
Age: 12 - 13
Region: Upper Midwest
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 CompletedCape Girardeau, MO 63701Jul 14, 2022
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedEdwardsville, IL 62025Aug 4, 2022
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedMedinah, IL 60157Oct 1, 2022
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Poplar Bluff Middle School…Poplar Bluff, Missouri
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
5 years old
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
70 (18 holes in a tournament in Franklin, Tennessee)
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
I have a older brother who played collegiate golf, and I currently have three sisters playing college golf
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
Father and sisters
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
The competition and being outside
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
When the ball does not go straight
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Dalhousie GC and Buffalo Ridge GC
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Qualifying for DCP National Finals
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER JUNIORS PARTICIPATING IN DCP WHO ARE TRYING TO REACH THE NATIONAL FINALS
Chipping and putting is the most important so practice them mostly
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT?
The competition and the excitement of making it to Augusta National
MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM YOUR LOCAL, SUBREGIONAL OR REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:
Being first out in the regionals and performing below personal standards and knowing inside I had lost but so happy to find out I was wrong
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH YEAR AND YOUR PREVIOUS RESULTS:
2021… made it to regionals. 2020…made it to sub-regionals
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?
I did watch it. Enjoyed watching a personal competitor there and wishing I was there
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Tiger Woods winning his latest Masters
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Watching Tiger Woods win his latest Masters
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Tiger Woods. He demands perfection from himself and is such an intense competitor
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Lydia Ko. I am quarter Korean, and she is so amazing with her wedge and putter
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?
Tiger Woods, Lydia Ko and Justin Thomas
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I only play with odd numbered balls in tournaments
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?
Rice and beef bulgogi, fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, Caesar’s salad and chocolate ice cream
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Big Bang Theory
DESCRIBE ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Don’t let emotions get in the way of success
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Pro golfer or optometrist
Passionate, driven, perfectionist, helpful, intelligent