Prep spotlight: There’s nothing this Skyline golfer can’t do on the course

Senior Ashley Lam looks to add to a family’s championship legacy.

(Courtesy photo) Skyline senior Ashley Lam looks to defend her 2023 Class 5A golf title this year.

Ashley Lam

School: Skyline

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Skyline’s Ashley Lam thrives in competition.

It was a sibling rivalry, of sorts, that got her into the game in the first place.

”When I first played, I started and stopped a lot,” said Lam, “until I started playing with my brother.”

Her brother Sean, two years her elder, went on to be part of four straight team champions at Skyline. And last year, Ashley added to the family legacy with an individual title.

At the 2023 state event, Lam fairly squashed the rest of the field — winning the 5A championship by nine strokes.

Lam, who said she’s been “working on my wedges and short game” ever since, knows that the rest of the field is itching to narrow the gap this year.

But the Eagles’ senior is fine with that.

”I love competition when they are trying to beat me,” Lam said. “It makes us all better golfers.”

”We will miss her as she moves on to the next level. She has set a great example that will hopefully lead our program into the future,” Skyline coach Kenny James said of Lam, who plans on attending Westminster College. “On a golf course, and with a club in her hand, there is nothing she cannot do.”

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