On the women’s side, the Amateur Squad is headlined by three-time returning member and dual-citizen Maddie Szeryk, who’s 2016 season included a victory at the Florida State Match-Up to go along with a T14 finish at the Canadian Women’s Amateur. In two seasons with Texas A&M, Szeryk has collected 12 Top-10 finishes in addition to being twice named to the First-Team All-SEC as well as SEC Freshman of the Year in 2014. The 20-year-old 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. The Allen, Tex., resident notched victories at the Ontario Women’s Amateur in 2015 and the Canadian Junior Girls Championship in 2013.
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.