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Achieving T-2-4: Memorial alumna makes her dreams come true as she heads to U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Zoe Slaughter recalls dreaming of playing in golf tournaments when she was younger. She began playing golf at an early age, as she was introduced to the game by both her father and grandfather, who played during his years at Prairie View A&M University. 

In August, Slaughter will be participating in the United States Women’s Amateur Golf Championship. 

“It has been one of my goals for a long time,” said Slaughter. “Seeing it come to life is more than incredible. People work extremely hard to qualify for this championship and I am very grateful to get to be a part of it.” 

Slaughter graduated from Memorial High School, where she was part of the golf team. She graduated in 2020 after being named the 2018-19 5A-6A Athlete of the Year in Golf by the Texas Coaches Association. 

During Slaughter’s time at Memorial she was the 2019 17-6A district champion, a bronze medal recipient in Region 3 play and an individual state runner-up in the 2019 UIL 6A girls golf. She is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M University and is part of their women’s golf team. 

“Coaches Holly Paulk and Richard Wager at Memorial were very influential in keeping my love for the game alive and well,” added Slaughter. 

She also mentioned Ms. Tracy Purvis, Memorial health science teacher, who constantly made her day by asking her about golf. 

Once graduated, Slaughter hopes to play professional golf on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. For now, she will focus on becoming more consistent in winning and placing within the top three in college tournaments. 

Slaughter encourages those hoping to play collegiate sports to “do the extra work behind the scenes and to always have fun.” 

Great job, Zoe! We are #SBISDProud of you!