McKenzie Talbert
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Edgefield, SC
High School: Strom Thurmond
Major: Pre-Business
  • Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur in Charleston, SC
  • 2nd team AJGA All-American in 2010 & Honorable Mention in 2011
  • Named to the 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup United States Team
  • Three- time South Carolina Junior Golf Association Beth Daniel Player of the Year
  • Three-time Carolinas Golf Player of the Year
  • Three-time Champion of the Carolinas/Georgia Junior Golf Championships (2011,2012,2013)
  • Three- time winner of the State 3AAA South Carolina High School Golf Championships (also finished 4th in 2012)
  • Had 3 top 5 finishes in AJGA events in the summer of 2012 (including 2nd in the Vaughn Taylor Championship and 4th at the Golf Pride Junior Classic, where she shot a season best second round 69)
  • Had four top 15 finishes in 2011
  • Won the Sea Pines Junior Heritage in 2011
  • Won the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea tournament in 2008 & 2010 and was runner-up in 2009
  • Was the 2010 & 2011 SCJGA Fall Challenge Champion
  • Three- Time CPGA Charles Tilghman Junior Invitational Champion

Q: Who is the biggest influence in your life and why?
A: My dad. He's helped me through everything in life and I couldn't have done it without his continuous support. He has sacrificed so much for me in his life. 

Q: What is something you can't live without? 
A: Sweet tea

Q: What one word you would pick to describe yourself? 
A: Feisty

Q: What would you tell a student-athlete considering Clemson? 
A: You won't have a better college experience than at Clemson. You will be surrounded by people who care about you. Everyone is family and you will feel right at home!

Q: What is your favorite Clemson tradition? 
A: Football Running Down "The Hill" before each game.

Q: What one word would you pick to describe Coach Horton? 
A: Dedicated

Q: What is your most memorable shot? 
A: 2011, 6-iron in final round of Junior Heritage at Harbour Town. I hit the shot in a stiff wind to three feet, made birdie, and won the tournament by 1. 

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment so far in golf? 
A: Playing for Team USA in the 2011 Ping Junior Solheim Cup

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