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Jan. 30, 2009

Today marks the third in a series of profiles on the University of South Carolina men’s and women’s golf teams. Our featured golfer for this week is freshman Taylor Weaver. Taylor is a product of Dorman High School in Spartanburg, where she earned six varsity letters. She was the South Carolina high school state champion in 2007, shooting a state tournament record 145 (70-75). She was a four-time all-state selection for the Cavaliers, and twice won the Coca-Cola Spartanburg County Women’s Championship in 2006 and 2007.

What has been your proudest moment as a Gamecock?
When I signed!

What convinced you to come to school at USC in the first place?
I like how close it was to home, and I wanted to play Division 1 golf.

What are you most looking forward to in your USC career?
Playing against the best golfers and improving to take golf as far as I can.

What are you most excited about regarding the upcoming spring season?
Getting better and SEC at our home golf course

Describe your “perfect” day (whether it involves golf or not).
My perfect day would be a bogey-free round on a perfect, sunny day.

Favorite course you’ve ever played? (Why?)
My favorite course I ever played was The Landings in Savannah, Georgia. I liked the view on the Intercostal Waterway.

Most memorable round of golf (USC or otherwise)?
My most memeorable round would be the day I played my heart out to make the cut at the US Girls Junior in 2006.

To which pro golfer would you compare your game?
I have no clue; I have a game all my own.

Who is your favorite golfer to watch compete?
I love to watch Lorena Ochoa.

What is your best shot/skill?
I consider myself a good putter, but I am also pretty consistent off the tee box.

How do the South Carolina coaches inspire you?
They expect a lot from you and will not except any less. Their desire to be the best is a great motivation.