Play 9 with Katelyn Sepmoree
March 18, 2010
Do you have any pre-tournament superstitions? I must mark my golf balls with three dots. I don't remember a tournament where I haven't marked my golf balls with three dots.
Do you and your teammates spend time together off of the course? We are together all the time, always doing something with each other. We are all so close, and I love spending time with them.
What other sports do you enjoy, participating in or watching? I love to play soccer because some of my friends from back home got me into playing and I became obsessed; however I find it boring to watch. I love watching football. Football is my favorite to watch!
Why did you choose to come play golf at The University of Texas? I chose The University of Texas because being a native Texan I wanted to represent my state. I fell in love with the atmosphere and the school spirit. The University of Texas had amazing facilties, coaching staff and academic support. When I was a freshman in high school I visited the campus for the very first time I got a feeling deep in my heart, and I knew from that moment on I was meant to be a Longhorn.
Which has been your "lucky" club so far this season? My 54º wedge. It is my go-to wedge, whether it's around the green or out in fairway, I can always rely on it. Love it.
Was there a moment when it hit you that you were in college (being on your own, playing on a different level of golf, etc.)? The time where it really hit me that I was playing golf for The University of Texas was when I was taking my clubs out of my old golf bag and putting them in my new Texas golf bag. For some reason it hit me and chills came up my back.
Which professional athlete do you most admire and why? I admire Marion Barber. He never stops. He could have three men trying to bring him to the ground, and he still pushes for more yards. He gives everything he has, every moment he has the ball. I love that in an athlete who plays to their fullest.
How did you become interested in golf? I became interested in golf through my Dad. He played and his father played, so naturally I tried it out. He would take me to the driving range when I was really little, and I just fell in love.
What have you learned from the upperclassmen on the team? When I first came to Texas I had no idea what to expect. I remember asking the upperclassmen, "What I should I say and should I not say at practice, What is something I should do to make my transition into college life easier?" One thing I learned is you can't have too many tutors. Get the help that is offered. I really took that advice to heart. There is a large amount of support at Texas, and you might as well use it to help you.