For Margaret Butts, golf has always been a part of her life, and now as a freshman at Centre College, it is taking her further than before.
This week, the former St. Mary Viking is competing in the NCAA Division III Women’s Championship at Forest Akers Golf Courses in Lansing, Michigan.
“I’ve been playing golf essentially as long as I’ve been able to walk,” Butts told The Sun on Wednesday. “I was introduced to it very young and by about the age of 10 or 11, I knew I loved it.”
Her love for the sport only grew as she did. Not only did it set a fine path for her future, it gave her life lessons that will continue to assist her into adulthood.
“I started getting really serious in middle and high school, so when it came time to decide if I wanted to play at a higher level, there was no question,” she said. “Golf teaches me so much about attitude and discipline, and not to mention it has brought me my very best friends. I really couldn’t imagine life without golf at this point.”
While attending St. Mary, Butts made a name for herself academically and athletically. Not only did she ace the golf course, she became one of the most prolific scorers in the St. Mary girls soccer program.