Ashley Willms has added one more item for her golf scholarship applications.
The senior-to-be at Millard North aced the sixth hole on the executive course at Eagle Run, using a 3-wood from 239 yards.
She couldn’t see the hole and didn’t think to look inside the cup when she couldn’t find her ball.
“My dad said, ‘This sounds crazy, but I’m going to check real quick if it’s in the hole,’“ Ashley said.
It was, and the celebration began.
Jeff Willms was watching his daughters — Ashley and twin Amanda — compete in a Nebraska Junior Tour event, in which they finished fourth and third, respectively. Cassie Trumble was the other witness.
The Willms compete in at least two tournaments a week. After they are done with their nanny job, they’re on the links practicing every day.
It’s all part of working toward a possible golf scholarship. Ashley said she didn’t start playing competitively until she was a freshman, so she’s doing all she can to catch up.
The sisters would like to go as a package deal. Ashley said her long game and Amanda’s iron play are the best part about their games. They also have grade-point averages better than 3.5.
“I would love to play in college,” Ashley Willms said. “I find it so relaxing, and it’s fun, and it’s something to do with my family.”
Millard North was fourth and Ashley tied for 34th at state last fall. She would like to help the Mustangs win a title and to finish in the top 10 in her final go-round.
Golf is the only sport she plays.
“I’m just not that super, super competitive person,” she said. “Golf is just right for me.”
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