On Sunday, November 19th, the GMC Women's golf program played host to Abigail Summersill (Class of 2018) on a visit of GMC and the practice facilities at Reynolds Plantation. Abigail hails from Trinity Christian Academy, a college preparatory school in Jacksonville, Florida. She started playing golf at age 14, her freshman year, and was the first female to make the boys golf team at Trinity Christian Academy. She finished third in the district tournament that year and made it to regionals. She continued to improve over the following years and finished second in the district tournament her sophomore, junior, and senior year and moved on to regionals in all three years. Her scoring average this past season for 9 holes was a 42, with a 38 being her personal, and an 81 as a career low for 18. Prior to playing golf, Abigail played softball and soccer. With her golf season having just wrapped up, her plan is to play tournament golf with the NFJG (North Florida Junior Golf) tour until she starts college in the fall of 2018. Her desire is to play golf at the college level while pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Not only is Abigail actively involved in getting better on the golf course, she has taken the time to serve her community through the Celebration Church Kids Ministry as well has having served on multiple community outreaches including school supply drives, food pantry and taking Christmas to families in need.
"Having spent time with Abigail and her familiy, it didn't take long to understand that we would like for her to join the Bulldog Family in helping start our new Women's Golf Team. She has a very good golf swing as well as a feel for the game. There is alot of upside for Abigail and if she were to choose to attend GMC in the Fall of 2018, she will make an impact both on and off the course", stated Head Coach, Sean Gillespie.