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Reagan High School women’s golf team

Morgan Ketchum, Macy Pate and Anna Howerton are three teenage girls that dominate golf in North Carolina.Along with their teammates at Reagan High, they hold seven of the eight N.C. high school records in girls’ golf.I may have been a bit intimidated, so I brought gifts – brownies and oreos.I’ve learned that sweets help with an occasional bad shot from coaches Jay Allred and Mary Kate Bowman Choat, who will offer treats when the going gets tough. “He’s like, ‘just pick anything you want, keep your head up'”, Howerton said about coach Allred offering treats. “There’s been a couple of rounds where I’ve eaten several rice krispie treats,” Pate said.Howerton added that “after states one year, I think I took a double or something and he gave me a pack of oreos and was like ‘it’s going to be okay’. So, it kind of lightens you up a little bit.”She said that golf is more than just a bad shot.However, there aren’t many bad shots with this group. Ketchum, a senior, won the four A individual title this year, as she shot a seven under par 65 at Pinehurst #5 and set the 18 hole state championship record for a two round total of 140.She’ll be taking her talents to Virginia Tech in the fall.Ketchum describes herself as “insane”, and that she likes to golf a lot – all of the time, when she can. “I think I asked for clubs when I was three, I don’t really know why,” she said. When she was five-years-old, she finally got them, and has been playing ever since. Ketchum aims to play on the LPGA Tour one day, and to play in Augusta’s women’s tournament. Pate, a sophomore, shot a 57, which was 14 under par, in the conference tournament in 2021 at Bermuda Run, setting a new state record.She also was the N.C. Junior Girls Golf Play of the Year.”I play aggressively. I go for as many pins as I can, which is not always the best thing, but that’s what I try to do as a golfer, just make birdies,” Pate said. Along with Pate and Ketchum, junior Howerton is ranked in the top 10 golfers in the state.She helped her teammates with under par scores in team play to set state records.She’s committed to play golf at High Point University after she graduates.Her advice is that you should enjoy it, “no matter how good or bad you play, it’s all about having fun.”These girls have had a lot of fun over the years. “Anna and Morgan, they’re my best friends and I wouldn’t trad it for the world,” Pate said. Howerton added to the sentiment that “we all play in the same tournament, so after, go hit on the range and just make up fun shots. Or we’ll do fun putting games and we’ll just have so much fun.” And having fun is really what it’s all about.

Morgan Ketchum, Macy Pate and Anna Howerton are three teenage girls that dominate golf in North Carolina.

Along with their teammates at Reagan High, they hold seven of the eight N.C. high school records in girls’ golf.

I may have been a bit intimidated, so I brought gifts – brownies and oreos.

I’ve learned that sweets help with an occasional bad shot from coaches Jay Allred and Mary Kate Bowman Choat, who will offer treats when the going gets tough.

“He’s like, ‘just pick anything you want, keep your head up'”, Howerton said about coach Allred offering treats.

“There’s been a couple of rounds where I’ve eaten several rice krispie treats,” Pate said.

Howerton added that “after states one year, I think I took a double or something and he gave me a pack of oreos and was like ‘it’s going to be okay’. So, it kind of lightens you up a little bit.”

She said that golf is more than just a bad shot.

However, there aren’t many bad shots with this group.

Ketchum, a senior, won the four A individual title this year, as she shot a seven under par 65 at Pinehurst #5 and set the 18 hole state championship record for a two round total of 140.

She’ll be taking her talents to Virginia Tech in the fall.

Ketchum describes herself as “insane”, and that she likes to golf a lot – all of the time, when she can.

“I think I asked for [golf] clubs when I was three, I don’t really know why,” she said. When she was five-years-old, she finally got them, and has been playing ever since.

Ketchum aims to play on the LPGA Tour one day, and to play in Augusta’s women’s tournament.

Pate, a sophomore, shot a 57, which was 14 under par, in the conference tournament in 2021 at Bermuda Run, setting a new state record.

She also was the N.C. Junior Girls Golf Play of the Year.

“I play aggressively. I go for as many pins as I can, which is not always the best thing, but that’s what I try to do as a golfer, just make birdies,” Pate said.

Along with Pate and Ketchum, junior Howerton is ranked in the top 10 golfers in the state.

She helped her teammates with under par scores in team play to set state records.

She’s committed to play golf at High Point University after she graduates.

Her advice is that you should enjoy it, “no matter how good or bad you play, it’s all about having fun.”

These girls have had a lot of fun over the years.

“Anna and Morgan, they’re my best friends and I wouldn’t trad it for the world,” Pate said.

Howerton added to the sentiment that “we all play in the same tournament, so after, [we] go hit on the range and just make up fun shots. Or we’ll do fun putting games and we’ll just have so much fun.”

And having fun is really what it’s all about.

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