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Jamie Connell – 5A Medalist

Jamie Connell – 5A Medalist


By Jesse Dodson


Typically a one-hole playoff provides enough drama to decide a State Champion medalist, but for Corner Canyon senior Jamie Connell, the playoff lasted eight holes against West High School’s Whitney Banz to decide the 5A Medalist.


With a birdie on the 8th playoff hole at The Ridge Golf Club, the drama was over and the celebrations begun as Connell’s teammates rushed out to celebrate.


“It feels amazing to accomplish something like this,” Connell said. “All I’ve wanted to do my entire high school career is to win state individually. It feels great knowing that my hard work paid off my senior year.”


The playoff victory was a rightful send off for Connell as she now plans to play a summer full of tournaments and prepare to play D1 collegiate golf for Idaho State University with a full ride scholarship.


“When it counts the most, she plays her best; a rare quality, true to her character” said Mark Connell, Jaime’s father. “Character and leadership is what she will bring to ISU.”


“I love playing golf because it is part of who I am,” Jaime continued. “Although it’s an incredibly frustrating sport, it genuinely makes me happy every time I’m out on the course.”


Get to know Jaime:


Driver or Putter?



Walk or Ride?



Favorite band/singer?

J. Cole


Wood or Plastic tees?



Pizza or Pasta?



Bump and run or flop shot?

Flop Shot