November 14, 2013 - by
Kayla Jones Bio

On Jones: A highly regarded player who will contend immediately for playing time in the Seminoles’ line-up…a very smart player who manages her game on the course very well…named to the Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2013…one of 48 girls named to the Rolex All-America team which recognizes the world’s premier junior golfers…played in a qualifying round for the U.S. Women’s Open at age 14…the No. 36 ranked junior golfer in the nation during her senior season of high school…

Before Florida State:  Graduated from Milton High School in 2014… led Milton to its first state championship in women’s golf as she finished in third place in the individual standings at the state championship tournament in 2012…led her high school team to appearances in the state championship tournament in 2011 (third place team finish) and 2013 (second place team finish)…she won the individual regional championship in 2013 and led Milton to the Georgia High School Association 6A Region 5 championship in 2012…led Milton to a second place finish in the state championship and finished in second place in the individual standings (she lost the championship in a playoff) in 2013…led the Eagles to seven tournament championships in 2012…has been ranked among the top players in the state of Georgia including a No. 4 ranking in 2013…her junior golf accolades include individual championships at the Forest Hills Junior Classic in 2010, the Glen Arvin Junior Classic in 2012 and the Innisbrook Junior Classic in 2013…in nine events on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour since 2010, she finished no lower than fifth and has earned six top three individual finishes…in AJGA events in 2013 she finished in the top three in two different events and in fourth place in another…named the overall Girls’ Grand Champion and the Player of the Year at the Druid Hills Club of Atlanta in 2013…

Personal: Born May 8, 1996…Kayla is the daughter of Jean and Michael Jones…two sisters, Kendall and Keira…Kendall is a competitive cheerleader and Keira is a golfer…named the Academic Honor for her prep career which allowed her to graduate with honors…taught herself to play the piano, guitar and ukulele…began building her golf resume at age 4…began playing in tournaments as age 11…the sport of golf has taken her to more than a dozen states including Hawaii…a leader among her peers in community service activities and helped start the Ignite Milton group that served students who were affected by personal tragedies…was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes…

On The Golf Course With Kayla Jones: 1. Cristie Kerr is the player that made me want to continue working hard at golf so that I can play on tour one day. I have always felt connected with her when talking to her and always followed her around at LPGA tournaments.:  2. Caddyshack definitely is my favorite golf movie!: I read a book called Zen Golf when I was younger. I used to get really nervous and I still use the tips in it to help me calm down when things get tough on the course. : I love all the Pinehurst courses.:  The aspect that I enjoy the most about the game of golf is that no matter how low you can get on the course, just one great shot is able to bring you back up and keep you enjoying the round.:  I like to play tennis, soccer and basketball in my spare time just for fun.:  Once at an LPGA tournament, Paula Creamer’s father spoke to me when I was just 10 years old. He told me that if I work hard enough, I can be better than anyone, and once I surpass them, I need to continue to improve and never look back.

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