Transfer Emily Price leading Kent State women’s golf

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Emily Price is a junior in her first year at Kent State after transferring from the University of South Carolina. She tied for third place in her first appearance ever for Kent State. Feb. 15, 2021.

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter

Emily Price came to Kent State in the fall as a junior transfer student from the University of South Carolina looking for a better team environment and a chance to prove herself. 

“To come somewhere and have an environment I’d say is more family-orientated is really refreshing,” Price said. “It’s been really easy to transition. I’m enjoying it here. I think it was the right choice for me in my career with golf and school.”

The native of Ludlow, England, was named Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week after tying for third in her first appearance as a Golden Flash in the UCF Challenge. 

There she shot a seven-under-par 65 in her first round, the second-lowest score in KSU history.

“I think she’s been a great fit for our team and has the leadership,” coach Lisa Strom said. “She already has that experience at a really high level.”

Over the summer, Price won the English Women’s Amateur Championship

Price had South Carolina’s all-time-best freshman average of 72.81. She made Golfweek’s All-American Third Team and was a Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention.

“She just stepped right in and filled in where we anticipated,” Strom said. “It was neat to have her do that. I think that goes to show you the level of golf that she is capable of.”

Price has made a goal this semester to be focused and driven.

“I have really upped the volume of practice and the intensity level,” Price said. “I’ll put in more hours and the work I do is specific to what I need to improve on while maintaining the things that I’m good at.”

As the season continues, Price said she needs to concentrate completely for 18 holes of golf for 100% of the time. 

“For me, it’s making no mistakes,” Price said. “If I make no mistakes, I’m fully focused, then I know I’m going to be fine and come with a good score.”

After having golf taken from her because of COVID-19, Price said she won’t take it for granted.

“I just want to play the best golf I can play, and I want to be the best person I can be to my teammates on and off the golf course,” Price said. “That’s what I’m striving towards each day.”

Pilar Lewis is a sports reporter. Contact her at [email protected]