Seymour shoots a career-best score
Anna Seymour and the rest of the golfers did what they set out to do during Friday’s junior golf tournament — have fun, but also stay sharp for their high school seasons.
La Grande High School’s Seymour finished with the best score in the girl’s 15- to 18-year-old age group at a Northeast Oregon Junior Golf Association tournament held at La Grande Country Club.
After finishing with a score of 109 last May at the Greater Oregon League district tournament, Seymour carded a personal-best round of 101 Friday.
“I’m really, really happy,” she said. “This is my first year golfing, so I’m really excited about the score.”
The senior-to-be birdied the par-4 first hole, and her work on the greens saved her at key moments to ensure she ended with her best round.
“I had some really good drives today and all my drives were really spot on,” Seymour said. “I had some putts that saved me when I had some horrible chip shots.”
She added that her game has been steadily improving since playing on the high school team, and the NEOJGA tournaments have been a way to keep getting better.
“It’s really nice to be able to play in tournaments like this over the summer because I’m not really competitive outside of tournament play,” Seymour said. “If I hit it out of bounds when I’m playing for fun, I’ll just drop a ball and not think about penalty strokes. So this is really nice.”
Craig Wallace, who was another Tiger golfer that participated, also shot a 101, which placed him third in the boy’s 16-to-18-year-old range.
The rising senior said he felt some rust Friday that kept him from breaking the 100-stroke barrier.
For the full story, see Monday's issue of The Observer