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Outstanding Teen Sara Jane Bowers

Posted: June 27, 2014 3:46 p.m.
Updated: June 27, 2014 3:43 p.m.
 

Sara Jane Bowers
Statesboro High School
Class of 2014
Parents: Cindy & Clark Bowers


        She doesn't remember the first time she picked up a golf club, but GHSA 2014 state champion Sara Jane Bowers got her first set at age one. By the time she was eight, she was already hitting balls on the golf course with her dad, Clark Bowers. To make their game fun, he'd wager that she couldn't get the ball over the water on the #5 hole, but Sara Jane almost always won. In sixth grade, her dad took her to Sea Island Golf Club, got her a set of custom clubs, and three years of lessons with Pro Mike Taylor.
        Serious about her game, 5'2" Sara Jane is a focused player, becoming an even tougher competitor when she played for the Boys Golf Team at SHS her junior year, a year when the team made it to the 2013 GHSA AAAA Boys State Championship. With daily practice rounds at Forest Heights Country Club, Sara Jane has developed a six handicap, and a reputation for winning.
        Goal oriented and performance driven, Sara Jane's determination has paid off handsomely. At the end of July, she'll make her third trip to Atlanta for 4-H State Congress. Her goal is to win this year's competition and become a Master 4-Her. This fall she will start classes at Brenau University on a golf scholarship. What does Sara Jane see as her next goal? Winning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship, making it on tour for the LPGA, and continuing to enjoy the game.

 


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