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Mackenzie Johnson
Mackenzie Johnson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Catholic Central


09/16/2012

Spartans Finish Runner-Up at Mary Fossum Invitational

Playing in her last home tournament, senior Caroline Powers claims runner-up honors.

09/15/2012

Women's Golf in Second Place at Fossum Invitational

Caroline Powers leads Spartans with an even-par 144.

09/13/2012

Women's Golf Opens Season by Hosting Mary Fossum Invitational This Weekend

Spartans will welcome 15 other schools to the 29th annual event at Forest Akers West.

06/27/2012

Liz Nagel Top Amateur at Michigan PGA Women's Open

Nagel finishes highest among current Spartans; former Spartan All-American Laura Kueny ties for fourth.


Summer 2013
Tied for 41st in stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur at Walnut Hills Country Club . . . Tied for 51st at the GAM Women's Championship at Gull Lake Country Club . . . Competed in the Michigan PGA Women's Open, tying for 83rd place.

2012-13 - Red-shirt Freshman
Tied for 92nd at the Mary Fossum Invitational in her only appearance of the season.

Summer 2012
Tied for 56th at the Michigan PGA Women's Open . . . Also competed in the Michigan Women's Amateur and the GAM Championhip.

2011-12
Redshirted.

High School
Two-time Division 4 All-State selection (2009, 2010) ... Four-time all-league (CAAC-White) selection ... Named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team as a junior (2009) and senior (2010) ... Three-time all-league academic selection ... Helped lead Lansing Catholic Central to the state championship as a senior by placing eighth at the 2010 Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals ... Medaled in the CAAC White League Championship as a senior ... Finished in the top five in all dual and tournament matches in 2010 ... Nine-hole average as a senior was 39.5, and her 18-hole average was 81.4 ... Placed eighth at the 2009 Michigan LP Division 4 Finals as LCC placed third ... Carded the second-best score on the team to help LCC to a third-place finish at the 2008 Michigan LP Division 3 Finals held at Forest Akers West on the campus of MSU ... As a freshman, was a member of the starting lineup as LCC placed fourth at the 2007 Michigan LP Division 3 Finals at Forest Akers East.

Personal
Engineering major ... Member of National Honor Society ... Valedictorian and graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA.

GETTING TO KNOW MACKENZIE JOHNSON

When did you first start playing golf?
I first started playing golf when I was five years old.

What course did you learn to play on?
I learned to play golf at Four Winds Golf Course in East Lansing.

Favorite golf memory?
My favorite golf memory is when I got a hole-in-one my freshman year of high school during a match.

Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
The best thing about playing golf at MSU is that I have the privilege of being on a team with some of the most talented golfers in the nation.

Favorite movie?
My favorite movie is "Remember the Titans".

Favorite TV show?
My favorite TV show is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".

Favorite golfer?
My favorite golfer is Sergio Garcia.

Favorite club and why?
My favorite club is my gap wedge because it is always reliable.

Favorite thing to do besides golf?
My favorite thing to do besides golf is to hang out with friends.

What's on your iPod right now?
I have an assortment of songs on my iPod, but I especially like Beyoncé, Usher, and Lupe Fiasco.

Favorite article of clothing?
My favorite article of clothing is my pajamas.

I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
I first beat my dad in golf at the age of 12.

What's your major and why?
My major is engineering because I am interested in designing things that will help better people's lives.

In 10 years, I will be...
In 10 years, I will be a successful engineer with a family.

Dream Vacation...
My dream vacation would consist of a trip to Australia. I would go to the Great Barrier Reef and I would pet a kangaroo.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
in Italy because I love pasta.

If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
St. Andrews.

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