Yana Wilson to Play Prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur

yana

Yana Wilson to Play Prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Yana Wilson, the reigning Nevada 5A High School champion from Coronado, has qualified to play in the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur March 30-April 2, but the early success for the teenager doesn’t mean she is letting up. –By Brian Hurlburt, LasVegasGolfInsider.com.

“I think you have to work smart first because to improve you can’t just be hitting balls up there, not knowing exactly what you’re doing or what to work on,” Wilson says. “To win, you also have to learn so much about golf and you have to learn all of it. It’s really tough. It’s not exactly like have to learn all of it at once, but over time, you start to learn more and more about yourself. You also have to stay tough mentally because that’s probably one of the harder things to do on the golf course. Golf can be frustrating sometimes, but you have to keep your cool. I really enjoy the work and this is what I want to be doing.”

Her high school coach, Joe Sawaia, says Wilson has everything needed to win in high school, college and beyond.

“She really has no weaknesses and she’s extremely skilled in every part of the game, as far as driving the golf ball or iron play or short game or putting, especially clutch putting,” Sawaia says. “All of that is evident when you watch her play. But she also possesses the intangibles, which not a lot of girls do, especially at her age. In fact, most junior golfers, period, boys or girls, don’t have what she has. She has supreme confidence and she is able to develop a game plan of how she wants to play and how she wants to tackle a golf course. She’s also very patient. She really has it all. I’ve said it before, and I don’t know if it’s fair, but I think she might be the best player I’ve seen in 30 years of boys or girls high school golf to come out of here. She’s amazing.”

Click for More on Yana’s story from Las Vegas Golf and Leisure Magazine



Congratulations to Cassidy Phelan on committing to Colorado Mesa! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/college-commit-spotlight-cassidy-phelan/ ...

5 0

Our March Madness Membership is still going on! Join or renew in the month of March and be entered to win a $25 gift card! Winner is drawn every Friday! Join or renew here: https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/membership/ ...

8 0

Check out our Alumni Spotlight on Bradley Keyer! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/alumni-spotlight-bradley-keyer/ ...

14 0

There is still time to sign up for the Walter M. Galyk Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament! It's going to be on April 29th at Highland Falls Golf Club. More info & registration here: https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/event/walter-m-galyk-memorial-golf-tournament/ #juniorgolf #vegasgolf #vegasjuniorgolf ...

5 0

Our new tournament medals just arrived and they are 🔥🔥 !!! Are you signed up for our upcoming tournament at Boulder City Golf Club for a chance to win one of these? 🥇🥈🥉⛳️ #juniorgolf #snjga #tournamentgolf #medalsonmedals #lasvegas #golf #golfvegas #bouldercitynv #hendersonnv #vegasjuniorgolf #juniorgolfvegas #lasvegasjuniorgolf ...

11 0

Two of our upcoming events! Tag a friend below to remind them to get registered! https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6982203252485956233 ...

1 0

Only a few days left to register for the SNJGA Event at The Club at Sunrise! Use the link below to get signed up! https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6981691572429562459 ...

3 0

It's time to Get Out & Golf! Come join us at one of our Get Out & Golf Clinics for FREE! You do need to pre-register though. Use the link below to check out the different dates and times! https://snjga-com.3dcartstores.com/Golf-Clinics_c_29.html ...

12 0

The tournament on February 13th & 14th at Palm Valley/Highland Falls is going to be a IMG Qualifier for all ages!! Make sure to get signed up! https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6970521052170462171 ...

26 0

Our first tournament of 2021 is right around the corner! Who is going to be joining us?! https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6969986981476475852 ...

12 0

Congratulations to our SNJGA Member, William Moser for committing to Cal Lutheran - great work! Check out the full article here: https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/member-spotlight-moser-commits-to-cal-lutheran/ ...

32 0

Spots are limited!! Head on over to get registered! https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6982203252485956233 ...

13 0

Congratulations to our SNJGA Member, Mckenzi Hall for committing to UNLV! Great work! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/member-spotlight-hall-commits-to-unlv/ ...

39 2

Our Swing for Juniors fundraiser is still going on! Get 3 rounds for $100! https://snjga-com.3dcartstores.com/Swing-for-Juniors--3-Rounds-of-Golf-for-100-Desert-Pines-Las-Vegas-GC-Painted-Desert_p_274.html ...

12 0

If you haven't already, make sure to fill out the Guardian Profile for your Junior Golfer! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/guardian-profile/ ...

15 0

Congrats to our SNJGA Member, Blake Schaper for committing to South Dakota State! Great work! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/blake-schaper-commits-to-south-dakota-state/ ...

31 0

Congrats to Riana Mission for being named an AJGA Scholastic All-American along with committing to The University of San Francisco! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/riana-mission-commits-to-usf-earns-ajga-scholastic-junior-all-america/ ...

62 3

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Henderson Amateur!! Congratulations to the winners!! Full article from the event here: https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/snjga-henderson-amateur-2020-at-legacy-golf-club/ ...

29 1

Who is enjoying this nice weekend on the course?! ...

17 0

Make sure to fill out the Guardian Profile Form for your junior golfer in order for them to be able to access GHIN.com! https://new.southernnevadajuniorgolf.com/guardian-profile/ ...

13 0