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JACKSON (July 10) — McKenzie High School golf phenom Maggie Glass was recently named to The Jackson Sun’s All-West Tennessee All-Decade High School Golf Team (2010-2019).Glass, the …
JACKSON (July 10) — McKenzie High School golf phenom Maggie Glass was recently named to The Jackson Sun’s All-West Tennessee All-Decade High School Golf Team (2010-2019).
Glass, the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Glass, enters her senior year with an already-lengthy list of accomplishments that earned her the distinction of one of the five best female high school golfers of the last 10 years in West Tennessee.
In each of her first three years, she was the District 14 and Region 7 Medalist, earned All-District and All-Region honors and was named to The Sun’s All-West Tennessee Team.
Each year, she has competed and improved at the TSSAA Girls’ Golf Small High Schools State Tournament for respective finishes in eleventh, tenth and fourth place.
Glass is The Sun’s West Tennessee Female Golfer of the Year for the last two years. She was named All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association last year.
She posted a Top 16 finish at the 2020 Tennessee Women’s Junior Amateur Competition and was the 2019 Women’s Club Champion at Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon.
In an interview with The Banner, Glass said her love for golf was unexpected. Her brother, Gus, a 2016 MHS graduate and four-year golfer, played from a young age, and Maggie was “dragged to every match” and said she would never play. Then, in early middle school, her dad gave her a set of clubs for Christmas. She played with them and was hooked.
She says the family is very competitive, with “a lot of smack-talking” during matches, but afterward, “it’s quiet ... except for the winner!”
She began playing seriously in sixth grade. In seventh grade, McKenzie had no middle school team, but Glass competed as an individual. The following year, she was a member of the inaugural MMS team.
Glass said she loves the competitiveness of the game. “Each shot is different. It’s not a game of ‘perfect.’ You’re always going to get a second shot. You can learn from each shot and keep playing until it’s in the hole.”
On being named to the All-Decade team, she said, “Hard work does pay off. It feels good to be recognized.”
With one season yet to play to add to her impressive resume, Glass has already committed to continue her golf career at Union University.
Others named to the girls’ All-Decade team are: Hannah Bratton, TCA, Class of 2017; Arianna Clemmer, Milan, Class of 2015; Shelby Hatchett, USJ, Class of 2017; Morgan Stuckey, Milan, Class of 2014.