Pioneer Focus: Jon Clark

 

PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer focus goes to junior men’s golfer Jon Clark for his outstanding performance individually in last week’s GLIAC Championships.

At the three day tournament Clark wound up finishing in second place overall with a cumulative score of 1-under par 215 on the par-72, 6,736 yard Elyria Country Club layout in Elyria, OH.

Off the strength of an impressive 68 and 72 Clark led the field of 70 top level golfers after two days of competition. He, however, failed to close out the tournament as he struggled a bit on the last day; he carded a 3-over par 75 to finish seven shots back of Grand Valley State’s Joel Siegel, who fired a wonderful 7-under par 65.

Junior Jon Clark chips from the green side rough during the Malone Invitational in the spring of 2012. He shot a 151 (75-76) over the two days to finish eighth overall as the Pioneers captured victory over seven other teams. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Besides Siegel, Clark was the only other player to break par for the tournament.

Get to know the business administration major from Clinton, OH…

Q: Favorite food?

A: Crab legs

Q: What is on your playlist?

A: Mumford & Sons

Q: Favorite athlete?

A: Phil Mickelson

Q: Something most people don’t know about you?

A: I like to cook.

Q: How many majors does Tiger end up with?

A: 14

*(This is currently the number Tiger is stuck at since 2008 and he needs 19 to surpass Jack Nicklaus.)

Q: What is your favorite aspect of golf?

A: Flop shots

Q: Favorite fast food outlet?

A: Dairy Queen

Q: Best and worst part of college athletics?

A: Best- traveling and missing class. Worst- it takes up your whole life.

Q: How many hours a week do you spend practicing?

A: 15-20 hours a week.

Q: Tiger or Rory?

A: Anyone other than Tiger.

Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.

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