April 24, 2009

Mohawk gold-medalist golfer

Young Mohawk golfer soars; already sunk two hole-in-onesAthletic achievements are common in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, though no one expected Indian country’s top female amateur golfer to come from an area where the golf season is only a few months long.

Victoria Thompson is a shy, quiet 21-year-old, who has been as surprised as anyone that her hobby has taken her to the levels it has. After all, she didn’t pick up the sport of golf until she was 15, and by 2008, at the age of 20, she had won the gold medal in women’s golf at the North American Indigenous Games.
Comment:  For more on Native golfers, see Oneida Warriors Championship and Native Golf Tour.

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