Hussey shoots 77 at Big Creek

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

There are golfers who have been playing their entire lives who only dream of shooting a 77. Berryville's McKayla Hussey only took up the game a couple of years ago, but she accomplished that feat on Monday at the Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home while playing in an Arkansas State Golf Association (ASGA) sanctioned event.

"I hit a lot of greens and putted it pretty well on that course because I had gotten used to it during the summer from the first time I had played it," Hussey said. "And I played with a couple of girls who were really good and knew what they were doing. That helped pace of play."

Hussey, a junior, had hoped to break 80 by the time school started. Now that has happened and she hopes this great round will propel her moving forward into the school year.

"This means that I'm moving faster than I expected," Hussey said. "I plan to get even better because that would get me in the top 10 percent with even better golfers at the Class 4A level."

On Tuesday, she went back to Mountain Home for the second round of play. She didn't play as well, shooting a 91, but Hussey said she was able to learn a few things from her playing partner, Casey Ott, who has committed to play golf for the University of Kentucky.

"I took the way she handled herself in emotional places," Hussey said. "When she needed to get her score lower and lower, she pushed through everything. It was fun to work with her and her attitude toward it. The way she swings the club, she showed me a lot of things."

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