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Maggie to represent England in the world’s largest international golf championship

posted 11 Jun 2014, 02:36 by Phil Broughton
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Maggie, a Year 8 student at RPA has qualified to play in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships, which is the largest international golfing event in the world, held in San Diego from July 12-18.

Maggie, who began playing golf at the age of six when she participated in the Southern California Junior Tour, has an impressive handicap of only seven. In the last couple of years alone she has won ten medals, and was overall champion in four high profile competitions.

The Callaway Junior World Golf Championships, unique for its international representation and cultural diversity, has grown to have 1,200 participants from 56 countries and 42 US States. In order to qualify to play in this summer’s San Diego competition, Maggie won both the British Junior Gold Tour on April 14 and the Callaway Junior World Championship Qualifier held from five days later.

Maggie comments: “I have taken my inspiration from my dad, who as I was growing up played in numerous golf championships in the States. I feel very lucky to do something that I love. Golf is fun and unlike some sports you can take your time. I love that it challenges me because I have to think very carefully about every shot. I really enjoy it but I do also take it really seriously and I’m motivated to win.”

This inspirational, and extremely modest, young lady trains every day, even at the weekends, getting up at 6am and playing in all weathers. Her success is down to her hard work, her passion for her sport, and her admirable commitment. Maggie’s parents are, understandably, exceptionally proud of their daughter, as is everyone at RPA.

Lesley Kirby, Headteacher at RPA, adds: “At RPA we encourage all our students to make their best better. We have many talented students at our school who we encourage to excel in a great number of extracurriculum actives from rugby, to drama, dance and performance (to name but a few) but Maggie’s golfing achievements are certainly something to shout about. I have no doubt that this gifted golfer has a very exciting career ahead of her and we could not be prouder.”