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2014 Daily Post Super Six Golf: Player Bios

SUPER SIX GOLF

BOYS

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Jacob Bayer

Jacob Bayer

School: Collins Hill

Class: Freshman

Noteworthy:

• Eighth in Press Thorton Future Masters

• Second in USGA junior boys qualifier in South Carolina

• Second in U.S. Kids Teen World Championships

• Medalist Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Nike Cup

Favorite athlete: Bubba Watson

Favorite movie: “Caddy Shack”

Favorite musical artist: Jason Aldean

Twitter handle: jacob_bayer07

Coach Bob Warman’s take: “After playing with Jacob during tryouts, I was in agreement that Jacob had some serious golf talent. I’m really looking forward to watching Jacob play and compete in high school competition.”


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Shawn Chong

Shawn Chong

School: Brookwood

Class: Junior

Noteworthy:

• Scholar athlete

• Four-year varsity golfer

• 2012 Brookwood Invitational low medalist

• 2013 8-AAAAAA low medalist with 72

Favorite athlete: Rory McIlroy

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite musical artist: None

Twitter handle: None

Coach Steve Thompson’s take: “Shawn is a very steady and consistent player who doesn’t change his behavior or emotions while playing, a great attribute as a golfer and young man.”


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Connor Dickinson

Conner Dickinson

School: Junior

Class: Grayson

Noteworthy:

• Member 2013 all-county

• Member 2012 and 2013 8-AAAAAA team

• 2012 Region 8-AAAAAA freshman of the year

• Won 2012 Gwinnett Open

• Second-place finish 2013 TaylorMade/ Burke County Invitational

Favorite athlete: Larry Bird

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite musical artist: Johnny Cash

Twitter handle: @connerd23

Coach Alan Yancey’s take: “Conner has been the most solid performer for the past three years and his leadership abilities are phenomenal. Conner works tremendously hard at and takes get pride in his game. He is consistently going to score well, no matter the course. He pushes our team to continue success each outing. More than being a golfer, Conner is a great young man with a bright future on and off the course. We are lucky to have him as part of our program.”


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Norcross’ Zach Healy

Zach Healy

School: Norcross

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Signed with Georgia

• Won the Georgia State Amateur Match Play Championship in 2013

• 2013 Class AAAAAA state champion with a 67

• 2011 and 2013 Region 7-AAAAAA champion

• Low nine hole score of 29

• Won the prestigious East Coast Golf Week Invitational in 2012

Favorite athlete: Richard Sherman

Favorite movie: “Dear John”

Favorite musical artist: Gucci Mane

Coach Chris Hall’s take: “Zach is going to go down as one of the best golfers Gwinnett County has ever produced. He has such confidence in his ability and is not afraid of any situation. It’s really fun to watch him think about a shot and then deliver it when most golfers wouldn’t dream of it, let alone hit it and pull it off.”


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Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

School: Peachtree Ridge

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Shot 67 and won low medalist at Springhill Classic Golf tournament in 2013

• 2013 Region 7-AAAAAA team champion, team state runner-up with 72

• 2013 GHSGCA All-State

• 2013 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County

Favorite athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo and Luke Donald

Favorite movie: “Wedding Crashers”

Favorite musical artist: Bastille

Twitter handle: @kevinsthatguy

Coach Bert Green’s take: “It has been a real pleasure watching him grow up and become the young man he is. He is a talented golfer with a knack of scoring. In one tournament last year, he had an awful tee shot off the first tee. A duck hook right in the middle of the lake. Watching that tee shot I expected a final score in the 80s. He finished his round at 1-over. That is what Kevin does best. I am very proud of him and looking very forward to what this season will bring.”


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Bailey Ulp

Bailey Ulp

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Tied for 15th at Georgia State Junior Tournament

• Tied for first at the Atlanta Junior Classic

• Committed to play at Darton State College

• First team all-county last season and honorable mention all-state

Favorite athlete: Jason Duffner

Favorite movie: “The Legend of Bagger Vance”

Favorite musical artist: Brantley Gilbert

Twitter handle: @b_ulp

Coach John Payne’s take: “Bailey loves golf and he loves to compete. I expect his leadership of the team will match his ability on the course. He will have a great senior year and will also have a great future in the game as well.”


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Reece Brooks

Reece Brooks

School: Hebron

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• 2012 all-Region 7-A member

• Member of two-time 7-A region championship team

• 2013 all-state member

• 2013 low medalist on a non-qualifying team

Favorite athlete: Fred Couples

Favorite movie: “Shooter”

Favorite musical artist: Blake Shelton

Twitter handle: @reecembrooks

Coach Craig Collin’s take: “Reece Brook’s work ethic and determination have been an inspiration not only to me but to our entire school community. We have been blessed to have her in the golf program. She is an amazing citizen on and off the golf course. Hopefully, our young golfers can see the positive impact she has made on our team. Reece is a great golfer, but she is an even better person.”


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Harmanprit Kaur

Harmanprit Kaur

School: Brookwood

Class: Sophomore

Noteworthy:

• Won 2013 Region 8-AAAAAA tournament with a 74

• Shot 79 at 2013 Class AAAAAA state tournament

• Led Brookwood to a fourth-place finish in the 2013 state tournament

• Lowest score is 68

Favorite athlete: Suzann Pettersen

Favorite movie: “Frozen”

Favorite musical artist: None

Twitter handle: None

Coach Steve Thompson’s take: “She is the best ball striker I have seen in high school golf by any girl or boy. She’s an exciting player to watch and I am honored to have the privilege of coaching her.”


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Sally Kim

Sally Kim

School: Duluth

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Two time individual state qualifier

• Shot 77 at state

• Leader of Duluth team with 12th place finish at state

Favorite athlete: Lydia Ko

Favorite movie: “The Three Idiots”

Favorite musical artist: Jang Kiha and the Faces

Twitter handle: None

Coach Isaiah Taulbee’s take: “Sally’s commitment to the game of golf and her tremendous play at the end of the season at the state playoffs has been an inspiration to our girls team. Ms. Kim is the senior leader of the team, a great golfer with a humble attitude.”


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Hannah Magda

Hannah Magda

School: Mountain View

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Signed with the Eastern Illinois University

• Four top-5 finishes on the 2013 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

• Finished top-25 on the Hurricane Junior Tour In Georgia

• Placed fifth at Regional 7-AAAAAA qualified for state as Individual

• Qualified for NIKE CUP

Favorite athlete: Jonathan Toews

Favorite movie: “Miracle”

Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan

Twitter handle: @hannahjmagda19

Coach Kevin Condon’s take: “Hannah is a great kid who has a strong desire for golf and is constantly pushing herself to get better. Her goofy personality keeps her teammates loose and makes all practices and matches fun.”


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Bailey Tardy

Bailey Tardy

School: Norcross

Class: Junior

Noteworthy:

• Committed to play at UGA since her sophomore year

• Won the Class AA state championship as a freshman at GAC

• Low Amateur at the Symetra Tour Championship in September 2013

• Played in a tournament in China

• Transferred to Norcross from GAC prior to this school year

Favorite athlete: Jordan Spieth

Favorite movie: “The Heat”

Favorite musical artist: Anything country

Twitter handle: @BaileyTardy

Coach Chris Hall’s take: “Bailey has one of the most impressive junior golf resumes in the country and has played at a high level for several years now. I think what separates her from most girls is her work ethic. She works out four days a week at 5:45 a.m. at the Athletic Club with her coach and then goes to practice after school. It’s been fun to keep up with her accomplishments locally, nationally and overseas. It’s tough to balance academics and play in golf tournaments throughout the country but she does a great job.”


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Christina Yang

Christina Yang

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Sophomore

Noteworthy:

• Overall 3.8 GPA

• Medalist at Region 7-AAAAAA tournament last year with even par 72

• 38 average per nine holes last season

• First team all-county last season and honorable mention all-state

Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods

Favorite movie: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Favorite musical artist: Lana Del Ray

Twitter handle: @christinajuliee

Coach John Payne’s take: “Christina is the most unassuming great player I have been around. She does not talk a lot about her golf game, but she possesses a fierce competitive nature which I love. I can’t wait to see how good she will become.”