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Bison bound: West Central Area girls’ golfer Kate Wrolson, daughter of David and Lori Wrolson, was vice president of her FFA chapter this year.

West Central Area girls’ golfer Kate Wrolson plans to go from reading putting greens on the links to engineering lush, vegetative greens on a farm field, as she pursues an ag career while attending college.

I met with Wrolson and talked to her about the golf season, how she feels about her looming graduation and what role FFA has played in her life.

Q: What sports do you play for the Knights?

A: Just golf.

Q: Do you have plans for after high school?

A: I’m going to NDSU for ag engineering.

Q: What would you like to do with an ag engineering degree?

A: I’m not completely sure yet.

Q: What do you like about NDSU?

A: The ag program.

Q: Is agriculture something you’ve always had an interest in?

A: I guess FFA really helped.

Q: And you’re a member of the FFA?

A: Yup.

Q: Being you’re a senior do you hold a position in the organization?

A: I actually just finished being in FFA this last weekend when we had our banquet. And I was the vice president of our chapter.

Q: How did you find an interest in FFA?

A: I was drawn to it because I grew up on a farm.

Q: So going into a career in ag was the next step?

A: Yeah.

Q: Will you try out for the college’s golf team or is this your last season on a team?

A: I’ll continue golfing on my own.

Q: But not as an organized sport?

A: No.

Q: What are you looking forward to with your upcoming graduation?

A: Getting more freedom over the summer and next year.

Q: Is there anything that you’re apprehensive about when it comes to graduation?

A: I have to give a speech. That’s scary.

Q: How has your senior year of golf with the Knights been going to this point?

A: Last year went better but it’s going OK so far.

Q: Do you think the weather and the late start to the season are to blame?

A: Probably, yeah.

Q: How did you have to switch up practice and training because of the weather?

A: We had to practice inside quite a bit.

Q: When did you start golfing?

A: I joined the golf team in seventh grade and I’ve been in it since then. I guess I joined because my brother was in it his ninth grade year. Which would have been between two or three years before I joined.

Q: What do you enjoy about golf, why have you stayed competitive?

A: It’s just something that I’ve always enjoyed.

Q: What has been the most challenging aspect of golf for you?

A: When things don’t go right. My last meet I struggled with putting and that kind of made my whole game go downhill.

Q: Is the saying ‘Short game is key,’ true?

A: Yes.

Q: How would you like to be remembered as a golfer here for WCA?

A: As someone who always put the work in.

Q: Advice you can share with young golfers?

A: You may not be very good starting out, I wasn’t, keep working at it and you’ll get better over the years.


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