The junior from Hermantown, Minnesota, Callie Wilson, is looking to do big things this upcoming season for the Missouri Western women’s golf team. With her work ethic and great attitude, Wilson hopes to have a breakout year this upcoming season.
Last year she played in 10 events and 20 rounds with an average score of 85.2. She also finished in the top ten three times with her best finish being ninth at the Holiday Inn MWSU Invite. She finished tenth at the MIAA Championships and the Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Fall Invite.
Coach Greg Dillon likes how dedicated Wilson is and how she continues to work on her game.
“She works hard on her game,” Dillon said. “If she has a chance to practice she is out there working on and learning her game, and then tries to take that work ethic and make it reality on the golf course.”
Wilson feels that she has improved her swing mechanics since she has came to college.
“I feel like my swing mechanics have come a long way,” Wilson said. “When I was a freshmen I was kind of out to grind, but I feel like mechanically I have been trying to work harder on my swing so I can come out in the clutch a lot better when I am in that position.”
During Wilson’s freshman season, she placed third in the Central Missouri Invitational after she recorded a 181 (91-90) and placed fourth in the Bearcat Classic with a score of 166 (80-86)
Coach Dillon also likes how mentally strong Wilson is and how she doesn’t hold on to things.
“If she has a bad round she is going to be the first one to try and find out what went wrong, and learn from her mistakes,” Dillon said. “That’s one of the biggest things with Callie: if she has a bad round she’s not afraid to let it go. She’ll learn from her mistakes and come back even stronger.”
Wilson says that some of her favorite things about playing here at Western is playing with her teammates.
“Bonding with my teammates is one of my favorites because at the end of the day, they are who you have to cheer you on and be your support system,” Wilson said.
Coach Dillon also thinks that Wilson is a good teammate.
“Callie is an easy girl to coach and an easy girl to have as a teammate,” Dillon said. “She’s going to go out and put her numbers up, and when she puts up a good number she is expecting the other girls to do the same.”
Wilson will look to continue her success from last season during the 2015 season opening Holiday Inn Express Invitational on Sunday, March 22.