Parents: Randy and Vicki Baxter
High School: Corinth Holders
Why JCC? “I was really excited about the opportunity the program gave me to go further in golf. JCC offers me a chance to do a lot more in the sport.”
Notable: Sam’s family moved to the area from the Midwest three years ago. He was considering mainly schools in Illinois before deciding on JCC. … He tied for 13th individually at the NCHSAA 3A State Championships in May, finishing at 147 with rounds of 73 and 74. His finish helped the Pirates tie for sixth in the state. “Those two rounds at Longleaf were a great way to finish my high school career,” he said. … As a junior he tied for 28th in the state championships as Corinth Holders finished sixth in the state in 2014 as well. … Sam praises Corinth Holders coach Theresa Gale for his development. “T-Gale has been a big influence on my approach to the game. It’s been a really fun atmosphere. She teaches us but lets us just concentrate on doing our best.” … He wants to improve his consistency as he prepares for junior college golf and thinks his wedge game needs work. … He wants to go in the agri-business industry after his college days are over.
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Compiled by D. Clay Best