By Samantha Reid
Name: Ryan Perdue
Hometown: New Castle, In.
Q: What has your favorite part of this season been?
A: My favorite part of the season has for sure been our warm-weather spring trip where we went to Nashville, Tenn. to play on some of the nicest courses in the state.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge the golf program faces?
A: The biggest challenge that the golf program faces would be the way we practice. Being in downtown Chicago, it can be hard to get out and practice as much as you want to. Another big [challenge] would be the weather cooperating.
Q: How long have you been involved in golf, and how did you initially get started in it?
A: I started playing golf my freshman year of high school. No one started me on it. I just thought, “Hey, that looks like fun.”
Q: What made you decide to play in college?
A: Well, when I was done with my high school golf season, I knew that that wasn’t the last time I wanted to play competitive golf.
Q: Do you have any people that you look up to?
A: Well, of course everyone has their professional athletes that you look up to, but the biggest person I looked up to was a former teammate/friend in high school.
Q: How have you balanced your golf schedule with school and other responsibilities?
A: Keeping your priorities straight when playing a college sport can be very challenging, but each of my teammates help each other a great amount with keeping our school work in check. The biggest thing I would say is just time management.
Q: When you aren’t playing or practicing, what else do you like to do in your free time?
A: When I am not playing or practicing, I am always hanging out with friends, whether it’s playing PlayStation in [my] room, or going out and enjoying Chicago.
Q: What’s your best memory of Lakers golf?
A: My favorite memory of Lakers golf would be getting the pleasure to play competitive golf with my best friends.
Q: When you’re done at Roosevelt, what’s your dream career?
A: When I am done at Roosevelt, my dream career would be to be a pediatric nurse practitioner.