Athlete of the Week: Jake Taylor

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Athlete of the Week: Jake Taylor

Jake Taylor hitting an iron on the fairway.

Jake Taylor hitting an iron on the fairway.

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Jake Taylor hitting an iron on the fairway.

Tyler Beckwith

Tyler Beckwith

Jake Taylor hitting an iron on the fairway.

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Name: Jake Taylor

Sport: Golf 

Grade: 11

Accomplishments: Jake Taylor has lead the Tyrone golf team to a 25-3 season and got 2nd place in the Mountain League where he lost by a stroke in the 18th hole. He is currently 7th in sectionals and shot a 74 which is a personal record for him this year.


Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Jake Taylor: “My father took me to the golf course when I was 9 and I found love for the game.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

JT: “Basketball and Track”

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

JT: “Pittsburgh Steelers”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

JT: “Tiger Woods”

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

JT: “Wiz Khalifa because I want to be just like him.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

JT: “Wiz Khalifa”

EE:  Favorite movie?

JT: “Pineapple Express”

EE: Favorite food?

JT: “Ham Pot Pie”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

JT: “Master your sport by putting in countless reps. Strive to be the best in everything you do.”

EE: What are your future goals?

JT: “Leave Tyrone knowing I was the greatest person to step foot in this school.”

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