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Maddie Szeryk

Biography

Date of Birth
Jul 21, 1996
Hometown
London, Ont.
Home Club
GO Public Player
School
Texas A&M
Years on Team
5 (Young Pro Squad in 2019 | Amateur Squad in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

Szeryk, a first-year member of the Young Pro Squad, joins the Young Pro Squad after a remarkable amateur career. The London, Ont., product set numerous records during her four seasons at Texas A&M, where she collected four collegiate titles. She enters her fifth season with Team Canada after four seasons with the Amateur Squad, finishing atop Golf Canada’s Amateur Order of Merit the past four seasons. The 22-year old recently claimed her first professional win in her first professional start at the Cactus Tour’s Wildfire event. Szeryk’s younger sister Ellie is in her second year on the Team Canada Junior Squad.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Mads, Madster

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

Highlights

Professional

2nd – Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (Symetra Tour)

T4 – Island Resort Championship (Symetra Tour)

Amateur

2nd – 2018 Women’s Porter Cup

2nd – 2018 NCAA Austin Regional

Champion – 2018 Dale McNamara Invitational (NCAA)

Champion – 2018 The Bruzzy Challenge (NCAA)

2nd – 2018 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (NCAA)

T5 – 2017 SMU Trinity Forest Invitational (NCAA)

T2 – 2017 UTSA Maryb S Kauth Invitational (NCAA)

4th – 2017 ORU Lady Maxwell (NCAA)

2nd – 2017 Jim West Challenge (NCAA)

Champion – 2017 B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

Champion – 2017 Women’s Western Golf Association Championship

T5 – 2017 SEC Conference Championship (NCAA)

Champion – 2017 Dr. Donnis Invitational (NCAA)

T2 – 2017 The Dickson (NCAA)

T2 – 2017 Seminole Match-Up

T3 – 2016 Schooner Fall Classic (NCAA)

Round of 16 – 2016 Women’s North & South Amateur Championship

Round of 16 – 2016 Women’s Western Golf Association National Championship

7th  – 2016 SEC Women’s Golf Championship (NCAA)

Champion – 2016 Florida State Match-Up (NCAA)

Champion – 2015 Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur

Quarter-finalist – 2015 British Ladies Open Amateur

2nd – 2015 SEC Championship (NCAA)

T3 – 2015 Rebel Intercollegiate (NCAA)

T5 – 2015 Arizona Wildcat Invitational (NCAA)

2nd – 2014 Jim West Challenge (NCAA)

T4 – 2014 Alamo Invitational (NCAA)

T4 – 2014 The Schooner Fall Classic (NCAA)

3rd – 2014 “Mo”Morial (NCAA)

Champion – 2014 Texas State Individual Champion

T15 – Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

Champion – 2014 AJGA Thunderbird International Junior

Champion – 2013 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship

Champion – 2013 CN Future Links Ontario

Accolades

Participant, 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup

Team Canada member – World Amateur Team Championship (2016, 2018)

First Team All-American (2015, 2017, 2018)

Winner – Women’s National Order of Merit (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

First Team All-SEC (2014-16)

Player of the Year – Golf Journalists Association of Canada (2015)

Second Team All-American (2014-15)

Equipment

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

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