Guyton sets the bar high

By Bryanna Stoiber, Reporter

Freshman Tori Guyton has golf in her genes—the younger sister of Hayley Guyton, who’s now at ISU on a golf scholarship, advanced to the Class AA women’s sectionals last month.

Guyton, who plays for the junior varsity team and is the only female golfer at Kaneland, got the last spot in the qualifying by shooting a 102 during the Class AA regional, which was held at the Sycamore Golf Club on Oct. 5.

Her season ended at sectionals, when she shot a 102 again on the Cog Hill course in Lemont, but it was a strong end for a young player.

“Tori’s future looks bright. She played well in conference and regionals,” senior Adam Grams said.

Guyton’s best score so far this year was 91, which she earned on the Rochelle Sports Club.

Guyton said her father introduced her to golf, and though she’s played for as long as she can remember, she “just got serious this year.”
She said she keeps her game sharp by practicing a lot.

“I just keep trying because the more practice, the better you become,” Guyton said.

Having a lot of guidance from older players really influences the newer golfers, Coach Mark Meyer said, because younger players tend to look up to the older players for advice and tips to keep their game up.

Meyer said that two golfers stood out in his mind as excellent golfers: Haley Guyton and graduate Kevin Schramer, both now alumni.

But he said Tori Guyton could become very successful in the sport if she continues to work at it.

“It’s up to any golfer and how much practice they put forth,” Meyer said. “I think she played well for a freshman.”

Grams said that Guyton was fun to play with on the team.

“She adds an eccentric positive attitude,” Grams said.