1. How did you get started in golf?

I played from a young age, but not seriously. Things changed when I went to the 2000 US Open and watched Tiger have a record-breaking week. I decided I wanted to pursue golf seriously.

2. Who has influenced your golf and style of play?

Fred Couples has always been an idol of mine because of how easy he makes the game look. He’s also very cool and laidback on the course, so I have tried to model demeanor after him.

3. What are your favorite courses and why?

Riviera is my favorite course because it is such a classic course with so much history. It is a challenging, old school test, and long hitters, as well as short hitters, can compete.

4. What is the best and worst shot you hit in a tournament?

The best shot I hit in a tournament was at the 2010 Texas State High School Championship. It was a 5 iron drawn around a tree and over water to six inches. It was the last hole of the event, and I had to pull it off to share the title.

I don’t like talking about my bad shots!

5. What advice would you give aspiring juniors?

Get a plan and be committed to it. In golf, it is so easy to be indecisive and listen to every little piece of advice that comes your way. You have to have a small circle of people you listen to and nobody else.

6. What advice would you give to middle age hackers?

Practice and strive to improve your short game a lot. It’s the quickest way to lower your scores.

7. What should people know about you that they may not?

I made a 4.0 in Alabama…that’s all book smarts!

8. Tell us about your family.

I have awesome parents: Mary Ann and Jeff. They have been so supportive of my dreams and me over the years, and I can’t thank them enough for it. I have three younger sisters: Sissy (21), Mary Claire (17), and Catherine (14). They are all great and funny in their own unique way. I am so fortunate to have grown up in a great home unit.

9. What things should we look for on the website in the future?

There will be updates to tell the story of me and my career going forward.