Maggie Schaffer places in girls golf state tournament


Junior Maggie Schaffer golfs along the water.

Mary Borchers

Junior Maggie Schaffer has capped off three successful golf seasons, making it to the state championships the past two years. 

Schaffer ended this season strong. In the city tournament, she shot a 64, her personal best, to win. The next week, Schaffer won the regional tournament with a score of 71. That put her individually into the state championships where she shot a 79 on the first day and a 78 on the second day. Overall, she placed 20th out of more than 100 golfers from around the state. Schaffer earned All-State honors, which recognizes her scores from the entire season.

Schaffer lines up her putt on day one of the state championships. She ended the day with a score of 79.
Schaffer is congratulated by her dad, Joe Schaffer, after the regionals win this year.

Friend and teammate junior Dee Dee Caskey said, “She has worked hard at perfecting every shot through countless hours of practicing and hard work.” Caskey is plays at the No. 3 spot on the girls golf team and has spent many afternoons practicing with Schaffer after school.

Girls golf coach Ali Beam said, “Maggie Schaffer is a very determined and focused young woman. She always sets her mind to a goal and will try her best to get there.” 

Since a young age, Schaffer has always had a love for golf and her family has supported her. Schaffer’s mom, Mrs. Amy Schaffer, said, “Her dad is her caddy and biggest cheerleader!”

Ask any of Schaffer’s close friends, and they will tell you she is constantly on the golf course, but the hard work is paying off. Caskey said, “She definitely deserves all the medals and I am so lucky to be on the team with her.”

Even at age 5, Schaffer has enjoyed golfing. Her friend and teammate Dee Dee Caskey said, “I love playing golf with Maggie, because I am just amazed at how she can do what she does so well.”