Amy Bockerstette set to make historical past in junior school nationwide championship
PHOENIX – Amy Bockerstette is about to grow to be the primary particular person with Down syndrome to compete in a nationwide collegiate athletic championship.
The 22-year-old golfer will play along with her Paradise Valley Group School teammates on the NJCAA nationwide championships Could 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Nation Membership in Ormond Seashore, Florida.
Bockerstette is the primary particular person with Down syndrome to earn a school athletic scholarship and he or she turned a viral sensation when she performed the 16th gap at TPC Scottsdale with PGA Tour participant Gary Woodland earlier than the 2019 Phoenix Open. She hit into the bunker on the par-Three stadium gap and acquired up and down for par, telling everybody “I acquired this” earlier than sinking an 8-foot putt.
BY Brentley Romine
— January 30, 2019 at 1:17 PM
Amy Bockerstette, a 20-year-old golfer with Down syndrome, acquired to play the enduring 16th gap on the Waste Administration Phoenix Open and made par with Gary Woodland watching.
Bockerstette and her household created the I Received This Basis in 2019 to supply golf instruction and enjoying alternatives for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.
The muse has partnered with Particular Abilities Sports activities Camps to carry the Particular Abilities Golf Invitational June 1 at Wedgewood Golf and Nation Membership in Powell, Ohio. The occasion will educate athletes with mental and developmental disabilities the fundamentals of golf, from driving to chipping and placing.