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DPS Office of Athletics
In leading Renaissance High to the Detroit Public School League girls’ golf championship, senior Jasmine George shot a nine-hole 45 to take medalist honors by four strokes over the nearest competitor and has been named the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“It’s an amazing honor,’’ George said. “I never thought that I would get something like that. I was surprised I took first in the championship. Now I’ve got this honor. It’s really amazing and I’m very grateful.
George has been playing golf for as long as she can remember. “I started playing when I was two or three, and I started because my Dad plays and I look up to him. Competitively, I started playing when I was in the ninth grade. Every time I play, I improve. But, in golf, when you improve in one area, you’re always going to have another area that needs improvement. You’re constantly finding something that you need to work on.”
In the PSL championship Oct. 6 at Palmer Park Golf Course, George was on top of her game enough to finish on top of the heap.
“I had it going pretty good,’’ she said. “I was having great fun and encouraging the other girls. My short game really came through for me. My long game was good, too, but my short game has really improved.”
With a 3.8 grade point average, George has ambitions to earn her college degree in computer programming and security, and intends long-term to earn a Ph.D. in Math. Her ideal scenario would be to earn a college scholarship to play golf and continue her education.
“I may play in college if they offer me a scholarship, but even if I don’t play in college, I’m going to continue to play golf because I love the sport,’’ she said. “It’s fun, it’s relaxing and I love playing with my family.”