Pioneer Focus: Maggie Reiman

 

PEDIGREE: In our final issue of the year, the Pioneer Focus goes to freshman golfer Maggie Reiman for her achievements on the women’s golf team team this year and her performance on day one at the Ohio Independent Championships.

Reiman has been a constant all year for the Pioneers. In one of her most recent tournaments she helped lead the Pioneers to a fourth-place finish in the Malone Invitational at the Legends Golf Course in Massillon. She shot a final round 89 and finished T-9.

On day one at the OIC, however, Reiman shined brightest among the 26 golfers by firing a superlative round of 79 on the par-72 Apple Valley Golf Course in Howard, Ohio.  She currently leads the tournament by three strokes and has the Pioneers sitting in second place as a team overall.

Reiman and the Pioneers conclude the tournament with the final round today, Tuesday April 17.

Get to know the golfer from Louisville, Ohio, Maggie Reiman…

Freshman Maggie Reiman strikes a putt across the green in the Ohio Independent Championships at Raintree Country Club during the fall. On Oct. 5-6 Reiman shot 85-78 for a 163 total and T-4 finish. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Q: Favorite food?

A: Mac and cheese

Q: Love, like or hate the LPGA Tour?

A: I love the LPGA, especially watching Lexi Thompson.

Q: Favorite athlete?

A: Rickie Fowler

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: I have played violin for 13 years.

Q: What is the thing you like most about your sport?

A: It’s very individual; you can’t blame anyone but yourself on a bad day.

Q: How, who and why did you play golf when you were younger?

A: I had never really thought about golf until for my birthday in third grade my grandparents bought me a set of clubs.

I did a junior clinic and there was a tournament at the end. I won and thought it was a sign to keep playing.

Q: Who is your role model and why?

A: My mom. She pushes me to be the best I can be and always supports my athletics and music.

Q: Favorite fast food outlet?

A: Chipotle

Q: Best and worst part of college athletics?

A: Best part of college athletics is getting to compete at a higher level.

Worst part is there is a lot you have to do on your own. You don’t have your coach standing over you telling you exactly what to do and when to do it.

Q: Least favorite Malone rule?

A: No visitation on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Q: How do you feel about Tiger Woods?

A: I still feel he is a great player. I don’t agree with his actions on or off the course, but at the end of the day he was and still is a great golfer and that’s not going to change. He just needs to get his head back in the game.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: In 10 years I would like to see myself married with kids, little golfing babies. I’m not sure what career I would like to have but I want to coach high school golf and eventually maybe college.

Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.

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