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Amy Bockerstette has a knack for being first.
As a junior in 2016, she becamefor the Arizona state high school tournament. After repeating the feat as a senior — when she finished 75th out of 225 entrants — she became the , accepting a full ride to Phoenix's Paradise Valley Community College in 2018.
Next week, Bockerstette is slated to becometo play in a national collegiate athletic championship. Now 22, she'll compete with her PVCC teammates at the NJCAA national championships in Ormond Beach, Florida, from May 10-13.
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Bockerstette's breakthrough at TPC Scottsdale
It won't be her first time on a big stage. You may be familiar with Bockerstette's story thanks to a nice up-and-down at "." She joined PGA Tour pro Gary Woodland on No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale ahead of the 2019 Phoenix Open.
The par 3 is notorious for its rowdy patrons, many of whom were in the stands to watch her play. Her tee shot landed in a greenside bunker. But she hit the ball cleanly out of the sand within eight feet of the cup. She then sank the putt for a par save that pros playing that week would have surely been happy with, earning a hug from Woodland and a standing ovation from the crowd.
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“I’ve been blessed to do lot of cool things on the golf course but that is by far the coolest thing I’ve ever experienced,”. “She was phenomenal.
"And then to step up in front of all the people and the crowd and everything and to hit the shots that she hit and made par, I never rooted so hard for somebody on a golf course and it was an emotional, emotional really cool experience.”
Bockerstette's drawn to sports
Bockerstette got her start in competitive golfand then as a freshman at Phoenix's Sandra Day O’Connor High School. She didn't play with the team that year, but joined varsity players on the course and occasionally played a hole, .
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She also swims, bowls and plays basketball, baseball and soccer,. She's attended the ESPYs and gave a 20-minute keynote address at the National Down Syndrome Congress in 2019.
“My superpower is confidence and believing in myself,” she said. “With your superpower, you can create your own purpose.”
Now, she's ready to break down another barrier.
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