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West U resident Katharine Patrick, a junior at University of Virginia, will play in the NCAA Division I Golf Championship, May 17-30. (Photo: UVA Media Relations)
Katharine Patrick, a junior at University of Virginia, will play in the NCAA Division I Golf Championship, which begins May 17 at Karsten Creek Golf Club hosted by Oklahoma State University. A graduate of The High School for Performing and Visual Arts, where she majored in classical piano, Katharine majors in economics at UVA. Just this year, she’s taken two strokes off her average and hopes to continue to improve in golf so she can pursue it professionally.
Growing up, during her West U Elementary and Lanier Middle School days, she played a wide variety of sports, including West U Little League, soccer, basketball and swim team. The family’s next-door neighbor, Scott Alleman, spotted Katharine hitting “soft toss” in the driveway and recognized that her hand/eye coordination would match well with golf. Katharine’s parents, were not golfers; Scott mentored and encouraged Katharine to seek out golf. He became a surrogate grandfather to her.
During high school, she played American Junior Golf Association tournaments and other national tournaments. Proud parents Terri Willoughby and John Patrick will be cheering her on at the NCAA Division I Golf Championship.
Katharine, we’re wishing you many holes in one!
You can follow live scoring for the NCAA Women’s Medal Championship here. Championship format is as follows: May 18-20: Stroke play; initial cut is May 21 and final day of stroke play; top 8 teams advance to Match Play, May 22-23, which will be televisied on the Golf Channel.