The Amateur Squad will see all four members return from last year’s team including four-year returning member and dual-citizen Maddie Szeryk, who had another stellar season as Canada’s top-ranked female. The 21-year-old captured wins at the B.C. Amateur, Women’s Western and Dr. Donnis Invitational. Entering her senior year, Szeryk is coming off a collegiate season that saw her post seven top-10 finishes for the Aggies while setting a season-record scoring average (71.24) en route to earning a nod as a First-Team All-American. She also earned SEC Freshman of the year in 2014 while playing for the Aggies. Szeryk helped Canada finish ninth at the 2016 World Amateur as one of three Canadians to tee-it-up in chase of the Espirito Santo Trophy. Earlier in her career, she notched victories at the 2015 Ontario Women’s Amateur and 2013 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
M-Dog, Madster, Shortie
Q: Who or what got you into golf? Explain.
My dad got me into golf when I was 7.
Q: What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
Scrambled eggs and toast with apple juice
Q: How about your favourite “cheat” meal?
I love Dutch chocolate ice cream
Q: What was the last book you read?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I would love if Blake Lively would play me
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Sprints or push ups
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
A power point from my business class
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
There is a lot of shopping
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Yes! Way too many
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
I normally have a lot of gum.