Amy Bockerstette captured the heart of the nation after the video of her playing a practice hole with Gary Woodland at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open went viral. Since then, the world has been able to celebrate with Amy as she continues to make history.
In high school, Amy became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in the Arizona High School Girls Golf Division I State Championship. When Amy joined the golf team at Paradise Valley Community College in 2018, she became the first person with Down syndrome to earn a collegiate athletic scholarship. And as of this morning, Amy is the first person with Down syndrome to compete in ANY national collegiate athletic championship.
Amy’s accomplishments speak for themselves. But the real story lies with her infectious spirit that reaches far beyond the golf course.