By Madison Tappa, Asst. Web and Business Editor
Senior Thomas Christensen is looking to build off of last season’s 11th-place finish at the state golf tournament last year.
“States was a cool experience,” Christensen said. “I enjoyed playing the course and doing stuff with my dad and Mr. Hammond.”
Christensen, who has enjoyed playing golf for over 10 years, qualified for states by winning regionals. “My favorite part was just getting to play especially since I had just missed out the year before, so I appreciated that I was there to begin with,” Christensen said.
Mr. Hammond, the boys golf team coach is particularly fond of Christensen.
“If he wanted to go on a tour, he most definitely could,” Mr. Hammond said. “He’s the best golfer I’ve ever coached in my life.”
Christensen also has some golf-teammates who are very fond of him as well.
“Thomas is a very skilled golfer. He really has helped me improve on my chipping.” senior Kaitlyn Bergeron said.
“Thomas a plus two handicap and his lowest round is 65.” sophomore and sister Heidi Christensen said about his golfing skills.
Although Christensen enjoys golf as his favorite extracurricular activity, he also enjoys some other activities as well such as debate, Interact club and other sports.
“I have played lots of sports other than golf in my lifetime including baseball, basketball, football and soccer,” Christensen said. “I enjoyed all of them, but was never as serious about them as I am with golf.”
Mr. Hammond is not only fond of Christensen’s golfing skills but his behavior as well.
“He’s extremely intelligent, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.” Mr. Hammond said.
Christensen even plans to make golfing his career after college.
“My goal in life is to become a professional because I know I can get good enough and I enjoy spending my time playing this sport,” Christensen said.
POSTED: OCTOBER 10, 2018