Golf runs in the family for Colgan state champion Ali Scripsick
Ali's mom, Kim, won three state team titles at Columbus High School
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Golf runs in the family for Ali Scripsick. Ali’s mom, Kim, won three state team titles at Columbus High School.
“I wanted to one up her. And kind of be able to get out here and compete,” says Ali.
The sophomore is getting that chance to chase her mom’s high school legacy. Ali placed 3rd individually at the 3-2-1 a state tournament and helped the Colgan girls win their first team state championship with her mom standing by as the panther’s assistant coach.
“We all got called up when they announced the first place and to go up there — it brought back memories from the early 1990s whenever I was there you know with the team,” says Kim Scripsick.
“All of us put in so much work over the summer. I think we deserved to win,” adds Ali.
While it’s exciting for Ali now, mom knows the state title banner will mean more to her daughter as the years go by.
“To go back to Columbus, to my hometown, to see those banners up on the wall…it makes me so proud,” says Kim. “We do not have many white banners at Colgan high school — at the field house. And for her to come back and others to come back and see those banners hung and to know they were apart of that and to make history, I mean, you can’t replace that.”
Ali has two more years left at Colgan, so she knows the pressure it on to try and tie her mom’s mark with Columbus.
“And individually, also. I think I can’t get away with third again. I know I’m going to practice more on my short game this year. We we can win state the next two years, that’d be pretty cool,”‘ adds Ali.
We caught up with the rest of the team on winning the state championship. Check out the video below.