Q-and-A with Carly Bettinardi, Mother McAuley golf
October 7, 2012 7:48PM
Carly Bettinardi, of Mother McAuley. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 9, 2012 6:10AM
Carly Bettinardi, a senior with Mother McAuley golf, topped the field at the Class AA Homewood-Flossmoor Regional with a 5-over 76 at Coyote Run.
She and the Mighty Macs will play the same course Monday with hopes to advance to state from a loaded Marian Catholic Sectional.
What are your thoughts about attending an all-girls school?
I like it. You don’t need to get ready in the morning.
Dream prom date?
Justin Bieber. I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time. I got to meet him three years ago. He’s a great person.
Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter. It’s a lot of fun tweeting and connecting with people.
When did you get into golf?
I started playing in eighth grade, just before going into high school. My whole family plays, but I didn’t really like it at first. I used to dread going out to the course. I started liking it after I made the team (at McAuley).
What’s the strongest part of your game?
My drive. I keep them straight and they go far.
What was the best round of golf you’ve ever had?
I shot a 76 at Cog Hill’s No. 3 Course.
You nailed an eight-foot putt in a sudden-death playoff to stay alive at the regional. What was that like?
I read (the green) from behind, (I read it) forward. I was like, “OK, just make it in.” It was exciting.
You won the playoff and medalist honors on the very next hole. Tell me about that.
It’s my last year, and I feel like I’ve put a lot of work into golf. It’s paying off in the end.
And you helped the team take home its second straight regional title.
I’m very proud of my team. I think we did really good and we practiced a lot.
As told to Logan Malloy