Pine’s McKenzie signs with William Carey

Published 2:26 pm Friday, August 23, 2019

Tanner McKenzie, who graduated from Pine in May, has signed a letter of intent to attend William Carey University and play golf for the Crusaders.
“It’s definitely exciting, it’s definitely somewhere I want to be and it’s good to see all my hard work pay off,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie made it to the Division III state tournament the last two years.
He tied for 10th place last year and he came in sixth place the year before.
McKenzie said his strength is ball striking.
“I hit the ball relatively well compared to other people,” McKenzie said.
His best round of golf is a 68, which he achieved at Franklinton Country Club.
McKenzie has been playing golf for about seven years. He said he got started when his father Ben McKenzie introduced him to the game by bringing him to a golf course. McKenzie said he picked it up and enjoyed it.
McKenzie talked about his biggest accomplishment in the sport.
“Getting sixth at state that year (2018), but this is my biggest. I’ve always wanted to play golf in college,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie said leadership is one of the things he feels like he could bring to William Carey’s team.
“I feel like I can be a leader there and lead people by my work ethic,” he said.
McKenzie plans on majoring in business administration.