Teays Valley senior Audrey Keplar signed a national letter of intent recently to continue golfing at the University of Findlay, an NCAA Division II school. Keplar is a four-time district tournament qualifier in Division I and a three-time Mid-State League Buckeye Division Player of the Year.
Keplar sat down with us for a question and answer.
Question: How did it feel to have your collegiate decision become official with signing your national letter of intent to become an Oiler?
Answer: It felt really good to know where I am going and be able to start preparing for college. I’m excited to be part of a really good program and be with other girls who also love golf. It felt good to sign the letter and make it official.
Question: What were some of the exceptional memories you will take from playing golf at Teays Valley?
Answer: Getting to the district tournament my first year with Brooke DeVolld was really exciting as a freshman. Shooting a 67 and breaking the school 18-hole record my sophomore year was also an amazing memory. Making first-team all-district this year following a great season is something really cool that I was able to accomplish this year.
Question: Discuss where you feel like your game is right now heading into college and what you want to work on from a physical and strength perspective?
Answer: I am excited about where my game is at right now, I will still be lifting and strength training with Chad Conley this year and always trying to get stronger for the longer college distances. I’ve started practicing from farther back tees and I feel like I will be able to adjust my game as I work more on my swing over the winter months.
Question: What goals do you have for yourself playing golf collegiately at the University of Findlay?
Answer: I would really love to help the team get another National title. I am going to take advantage of all of the great practice facilities and see how far I can take my game.
Question: Favorite club to use on the golf course?
Answer: My new Scotty Cameron putter.
Question: What is your favorite golf course to play?
Answer: Locally, I really love playing Crown Hill. I started playing golf at Crown Hill and have some great memories playing there with Maddi Shoults (a two-time All-Ohio golfer from Westfall)
Question: Favorite meal?
Answer: Potato soup and dumplings
Question: Favorite place to eat out at?
Question: Favorite musical group or genre?
Answer: I listen to every kind of music.
Question: Favorite movie?
Answer: Happy Gilmore
Question: Favorite place or store to shop at?
Answer: Straders Garden Center. I really like plants.
Answer: I like drawing and painting in my free time.
Question: What is your most valuable possession?
Answer: My art table and all of my art supplies. Also, jewelry my grandparents got me for my 16th birthday.
Question: What is the best gift that you’ve given someone?
Answer: A picture I painted for my mom for Mother’s Day that is hanging in our living room.
Question: What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on in your life?
Answer: When my family and I went to Disney.
Question: Favorite memory from the Ashville Fourth of July and/or the Circleville Pumpkin Show?
Answer: My favorite memory from Pumpkin Show was riding on my grandma’s car in the Little Miss contest.
Question: What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now and living if life goes as you intend?
Answer: I want to be working somewhere in a research lab and living in the woods with all of my dogs. Hopefully I can make enough money to afford a country club membership and use my money for things I am passionate about.
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