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?
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I got into golf when I was about 7 years old and my dad brought me out one day to just hang out with him and I really liked it so they put me in a summer camp and I liked it even more so I got a personal coach and stuck with it every since.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
I mark my ball with a Canadian quarter and on the back it has the breast cancer symbol and it’s a reminder of my Nana who beat breast cancer.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have a younger sister Ellie who is 16 and on the Development Squad for Team Canada.
Q: What was the last book you read?
Looking for Alaska
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I would love to have Blake Lively play me in a movie.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
I played soccer for about 10 years when I was younger and loved it. I am also learning sign language.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
I dread doing burpess.
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
A picture of the new purse I just bought!
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
I love that we have so many little boutiques downtown so there is always something new to shop for.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
I have a lot of superstitions like wearing my hair a certain way on a certain day or what shoes I wear.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
An index card with the Serenity Prayer on it.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs
Driver: Ping G400, 9 degree loft
Woods: Ping G400 3 wood, 14.5 degree loft; Ping G400 5 wood, 17.5 degree loft
Irons: Ping i200 PW-6i
Wedges: Ping GLIDE 2.0 50 degree, 56 degree, 60 degree
Putter: Ping Cadence TR, 355 grams
Ball: Titleist ProV1