Senior Randee Seevers will become the first Waterford female golfer to compete on the collegiate level at Alderson Broaddus University.
Sports: golf, basketball
College: Alderson Broaddus University
Major: athletic training
Family: Eric and Keri Seevers (father and mother); Evan (younger brother)
Question: So, what are you doing this spring?
Answer: I'm working at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly, where I'm a cart girl.
Q: Do you get a chance to play much golf there?
A: Well, I'm working, so I don't get as much time as I'd like. When I can, I try to play there, maybe three times a week. I'm always hitting balls, though, at home.
Q: How did you become interested in golf?
A: My dad. I got my first set of clubs when I was in the fifth grade. I've been hitting balls ever since. I just fell in love with the game.
Q: Is it tough playing against boys?
A: Oh, I'd always catch a hard time from them ( laughing). But they helped make me better. I hit from the boys tees, and I think that helped me add some distance to my drive. I can drive anywhere from 225 to 250 yards.
Q: What's the favorite part of your game?
A: Well, my short game is OK, but chipping is the favorite part of my game.
Q: As a senior, do you feel like you've accomplished all that you could as a golfer at Waterford?
A: I would've liked to have gotten out of sectional and gone to district, but I didn't. When I was a junior, I missed it by a stroke. Still, overall, I'm happy with my results.
Q: How did you happen to chose Alderson Broaddus?
A: Golf is a brand new program at AB, and Natalie Perry (from Belpre), my mentor, goes there. She'll be one of my teammates.
Q: What are some of your career highlights as a Waterford golfer?
A: Making all-sectional three years in a row and all-district.
Q: What's your best score?
A: For 18 holes, I had a 78 in a practice round at Upper Lansdowne Golf Course in Asheville. Competitive-wise, it's an 84, and at Lakeside, my best score for 18 was an 86.
Q: Have you ever had a hole in one?
A: At Oxbow, I got to within three inches of making one. It was a par 3, so I had to settle for a birdie.
Q: Who has been influential, or had an impact on your golfing career?
A: My dad, of course. And, then, one of my (Waterford) teammates, Cameron Bosner, has always been helpful. He's only a sophomore, so you're going to hear more from him.
Q: What do you do when you're not golfing or working?
A: I enjoy riding 4-wheelers, and I also like art. I'm painting a mural of Ohio Stadium at the high school.
Ron Johnston, email@example.com