Prior Lake senior MacKenzie Sexe has been one of the state’s best girls’ golfers in the past three seasons. She would like to cap her prep career with a third consecutive trip to the Class 3A state tournament in June.

Sexe shared 10th place in the state tournament a year ago, finishing 17 strokes back of co-medalists McKenzie Neisen of New Prague and Sarah Burnham of Wayzata. She finished 12th as a sophomore.

Here is a closer look at Sexe, who will play collegiately at the University of Kansas:


Q: The best movie I’ve seen in the last year?

A: “Frozen.”


Q: Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me?

A: Dedicated, outgoing and honorable.


Q: Three songs I never skip on my iPod are …

A: … “Play It Again” by Luke Bryan; “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice; and “Beat This Summer” by Brad Paisley.


Q: What are your three favorite apps?

A: Twitter, Pandora and Snapchat.


Q: Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why?

A: John Hafdal [a friend] because he is inspirational.


Q: When did you start playing golf?

A: My dad introduced me to the sport as soon as I could walk.


Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt …

A: … nervous because I did not know anybody.


Q: To get focused for a meet, I …

A: … listen to music.


Q: What is your favorite meal before a meet?

A: Cap’n Crunch.


Q: I know I have an edge on an opponent when …

A: … I have circles and they have squares. [A circle on a scorecard means a birdie while a square signifies a bogey].


Q: What do you work on most in the offseason?

A: Getting stronger and more flexible, so I can improve my golf swing.


Q: What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?

A: Making it to the Class 3A state tournament my junior year with most of my favorite competitors.


Q: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?

A: The weather.


Q: How did you balance school and sports throughout your career?

A: By staying ahead and prioritizing.


Q: When you have time off during vacation, what do you like to do?

A: Spend times with my friends on the lake.


Q: Do you have a secret talent — and if so, what is it?

A: I don’t have a secret talent. I can’t even wink or whistle.


Q: In 10 years, I hope I’m …

A: … completing my residency to become a neurologist.


Q: What is the best sports advice you ever received?

A: Stay positive, and accept the outcome.