Lynn sets sights on post-secondary scholarship

Sylvan Lake resident Jaxon Lynn has his sights set on earning a golf scholarship at a post-secondary institution this fall.

Sylvan Lake’s Jaxon Lynn makes a putt at a recent golf tournament. Lynn

Having recently graduated high school, 17-year-old Sylvan Lake resident Jaxon Lynn now has his sights set on earning a golf scholarship at a post-secondary institution this fall.

As a competitive golfer, Lynn has kept his scores in the higher ranks, making him one of the best golfers in Canada for his age group.

Although he’s not yet confirmed a post-secondary school, he hopes to attend a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 college in the States to pursue an education in business marketing.

This season alone has seen Lynn compete in tournaments in Phoenix, Palm Springs, Houston, Spokane and Nanaimo, as well as others closer to home.

He’ll head to South Carolina later this month to compete in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, before jetting off to Montreal to compete in the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in August.

Balancing golf and high school wasn’t easy for Lynn, but with plenty of hard work — which saw him take on an extra-heavy workload in Grade 11 — he managed to succeed in both, without compromising either.

“It wasn’t that bad actually,” he said. “I overloaded my school schedule in Grade 11 so that my Grade 12 year was easy.”

Teachers and staff at HJ Cody School, from which Lynn graduated late last month, offered plenty of support to make the feat possible, he added.

And he’s had many other supporters who have contributed along the way.

“It has been important to have a lot of support from my family and friends, as well as people in the community,” he said. “I am grateful and appreciative of the help that I’ve got so I can travel all around the province and country, and even the States.”

Regardless of where he ends up, he assured the sport will always be a passion.

“I enjoy golfing and I have fun while doing it.”


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