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?
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.