3rd Grader Emlie Miller Wins PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year
Emlie Miller, a 3rd grader at Central Elementary, has been named PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year. Miller was awarded this impressive honor on Oct. 29 in a virtual ceremony.
“It feels really good to see my hard work pay off. It makes me happy,” said Emlie. She added she became interested in golf watching it on TV and seeing players win big trophies. She said she aspires to play on the LPGA tour someday like Princeton, Ky golfer Emma Talley.
“We are very proud of her. It’s fun to see her excel under pressure,” said Emlie’s father, GCMS principal Jonathan Miller. He added that Emlie has only been playing golf for two years after going to the course with him and his wife, Wingo Elementary 5th grade teacher Jade Miller. “We [her parents] both play a lot of golf in the summers, and she quickly wanted to start playing with us,” he said.
Miller said Emlie has been awarded a customized Player of the Year golf bag, a prize the family is anxiously awaiting.
In addition to both of her parents being educators in the GC system, Emlie also has two younger sisters who are students. Her sister Kylie is a first grader at Central Elementary, and Paislie is a kindergartener at Wingo Elementary.
Congratulations to Emlie on this exciting award!