High School Sophomore Macy Pate shoots 57 in High School Golf Tournament
Macy Pate is a sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is the #1 ranked golfer in the state and previously won the state championship as a freshman. Her team won the state championship last year and at this moment is ranked the #1 team in the country this year. Pretty impressive stuff.
However, this one clearly tops the cake. She shot a record-setting 57 at Bermuda Run West Golf Course. She shot 14 birdies, which included a blistering 10 birdies in a row. Par on the course is 71, which is a great score, particularly in high school golf. Macy was 14 strokes below par. “I started on No. 7 and got off to a good start by making birdie on three of the first four holes,” Macy said. “But I just kept hitting my wedge shots really close, and my putter was hot, so it was a great combination.”
Joe’s Perspective: I’m sure most of you reading this blog have never played golf and maybe cannot appreciate this stellar performance. For comparison sakes, shooting a 59 on the PGA tour is rarified air. Only 11 touring pros have ever shot a 59 in competition. Only Jim Furyk has broken that mark with a 58. Annika Sorenstam is the only female to ever shoot a 59 on the LPGA tour. And, here comes this 16-year-old sophomore who surpasses them all with a 57. She simply nailed it, firing on all cylinders. It will be interesting to see how her future unfolds.
On a side note, last week I wrote about a soccer player who scored 16 goals in one game, setting a national record – https://characterandleadership.com/17-0-breaking-a-national-record-or-poor-sportsmanship/. He was crucified in the press for poor sportsmanship and the coach was vilified for allowing him to score repeatedly against an inferior opponent. This girl annihilates the competition and sets a state record. My guess is no one complained about her dominance after the round. The coach wasn’t critiqued for allowing her to sink another birdie putt. I get it. I know it’s not comparing apples to apples (individual sport vs. team sport), but since it’s fresh in my mind, I thought I would mention it for comparison’s sake. Sometimes you just have to admire greatness.
Your Turn: What do you think of Macy’s amazing performance?
She has worked very hard to achieve this victory. I think she should continue this great work, and so should all of us.
I think that hard work pays off she put in the work and she deserves it.
I think that Macy definitely deserves this because of all the hard work she put in!!
I think that she definitely deserves this victory as she put in so much hard work to earn it!
I think that all her hard work is reflected in her well earned victory!
I believe that Macy deserves this, she continues to work hard and achieve her goals, it also shows that she is bettering herself.
i think she deserves this attention if she’s tgis good great for her!
i think she deserves this attention if she’s this good great for her!
I think she is deserving of this recognition since she works so hard at it
I think she does deserve this victory, she has put in a lot of hard work, and therefore she deserves this victory
I believe Macy deserves this because she is pushing herself to be a better leader on and off the course.
I think it was good.
I think that it so crazy but very cool. It shows how much work she put in to golf and how good she is.
I think she worked hard to achieve her goal, it was probably hard for her but she didn’t care because she wanted to reach it. I find amazing the fact that she won, because it’s a way to tell her that she really made it
I think Macy’s performance was amazing. She definitely worked hard for such a great score and it’ll be exciting to see what she does in her future with golf. Her performance was amazing!
I think Macy’s performance was awesome! She definitely played really well and got a great score and it’ll be exciting to see what she does in her future with golf. Her performance was amazing!
I think Macy’s performance was awesome! She played very well and got a great score and it’ll be exciting to see what she does in her future with golf. Her performance was awesome!
Macy’s performance was really good and I think she accomplished a great achievement. It’ll be exciting to see what she does in her future with golf!
I think that after all her hard work it’s what she deserved!
I think she definitely deserves this victory because she put in so much hard work.