A to Z with Kathryn Gagnon


Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.

SCHOOL: Buchholz

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Buchholz High School golfer Kathryn Gagnon is shown at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club in Gainesville.

Erica Brough/ Staff photographer

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: No. 1 golfer on team

HEIGHT: 5-foot-6

A rea girls golfer I would pay to watch play: Taylor Tomlinson from Oak Hall. We've known each other since we were really young, and we always have a great time playing together.

B est movie I've ever seen: I like watching TV shows better than movies. “Modern Family” is my favorite show.

Coach Marc Ellard's best words of advice for me: “Try to get a birdie on the next hole.”

D efending Buchholz's county title at next week's tournament at Haile Plantation will be ... Interesting.

E asiest class or part of the school day: My Drafting 3 class.

F avorite thing about my older brother and former St. Francis golfer Matt's game: How he stays determined and never gives up.

G olf course I would love to play: Augusta National.

H alloween candy I like most: I like candy, but I prefer caramel apples much more.

I nteresting thing about me away from golf: I love going to Body Combat and Zumba classes at Gainesville Health and Fitness.

J oker on the golf team: Jessica Thomas. She always has witty remarks.

K ey to keeping my composure when I am not playing as well as I would like is ... Joking around with the other competitors.

L east favorite Buchholz golf moment: Finishing third at state last year as a team when we didn't play as well as we could have.

M y favorite food to eat is ... Frozen fruit and ginger ale.

N eatest electronic toy or gadget I have: Probably my iPhone.

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: My grandma Bonnie Whitacre. She is always just so nice and friendly to everyone. She is never negative.

P otenital college major: Physician assistant.

Q uestion I would ask Phil Mickelson, my favorite professional golfer: What made him want to pursue his career in golf?

R eaction when teammate and foreign exchange student Tatiana Pineda, The Sun's 2011 golfer of the year, moved back to her native Colombia: I was very sad. She is such a nice person, and we had a great time on the team together.

S uperstition I have: I always have to wear different colored socks when I play golf.

T iger Woods is ... A great golfer, but he is a very interesting character.

U niversities or colleges considering: I am considering all of the major schools in Florida. I'm not going to play golf and just concentrate on school.

V acation spot I love: Going with my family to New Smyrna Beach. We've been going there every year since I was born. I also love going to Disney World with my good friend Kristine Barrett.

W ackiest thing I have ever seen on a golf course: At Haile Plantation, the foxes come out on the course and take the golf balls. It is weird.

X box, PlayStation or Wii? Wii. I like playing Wii Fit.

Y ear I was born: 1995.

Z oo animal I like most: Dolphins and walruses.

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