TJGT Alumni Player Profile
Welcome back to the TJGT Alumni Spotlight, we hope you are having a great start to 2019! In this week’s spotlight is long time TJGT alumni player and collegiate golfer at Baylor University, Maggie Beth Byers!
During her time with us on the Texas Junior Golf Tour, Maggie Beth competed in 33 tournaments. Out of those tournaments she had 9 first-place finishes, 10 runner-up finishes, and 6 Top-5 finishes. During her high school career, she was a three-year letter winner at Churchill High School. She was name first-team All-State, All-Region, and All-District as senior in 2013.
Her time as a collegiate golfer at Baylor University was also quite impressive. She was a three-year letter winner. Played in 18 events over the first three seasons with over 50 rounds. She entered her senior season ranked eight on Baylor’s career stroke average list. She shot a career-best 68 in the final round of the 2014 Schooner Fall Classic. She was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in all 6 semester, 4-Time Baylor Dean’s Honoree, 2016 First-Team Academic All-Big 12, and was a 2-Time WGCA All-American Scholar, recognized in both 2014 and 2016.
Here are some of her Baylor Personal Records
Best round: 68 at Schooner Fall Classic (fall 2014)
Best finish: t-21st at Big 12 Championship (spring 2016)
Lowest 18-hole score: 73 at Wildcat Invitational (spring 2016)
Lowest 36-hole score: 145 at Schooner Fall Classic (fall 2014)
Lowest 54-hole score: 213 at Schooner Fall Classic (fall 2014)
Top 25 finishes: one; last at Big 12 Championship, t-21st (spring 2016)
Here’s a little more about Maggie Beth!
Name: Maggie Beth Byers
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Churchill, Class of 2013
College: Baylor University
Favorite Golf Course: Sage Valley
Favorite Golfer: Rory McIlroy
Biggest Golf Accomplishment:
-Making it to match play at the 2017 NCAA National Championship
What part of your game are you always working on?
“Putting, because putting is what wins tournaments. Putting controls the momentum of your round and you can never practice it enough!”
What advice would you give to junior golfers?
“Two Things: Never assume you are better than anyone, this leads to complacency. Never let yourself be out practiced. When you step onto the first tee, know with confidence that you are the most prepared person there.”
What’s your favorite TJGT memory?
“I don’t know if I have one specific favorite TJGT memory, but the Tour Championship and the Red River Challenge were always SO much fun because the courses were incredible, and all of my best friends were there. It was so much fun getting to compete with your closest friends. Oh, and one time in the middle of a round I made my friend laugh so hard that she pee’d her pants when we were 12!”