This soon to be Griffin at the College of William & Mary is a recent graduate of Notre Dame Prep. Riley Corona’s bright smile and talented golf swing combine for an uplifting presence at JGAA events. She visited the William & Mary campus early this year and after meeting with players and coaches she realized, “…this was the perfect school for me.” Riley has been an athlete all of her life, outside of golf she also loves to swim and ski. She talked to me about how much she has enjoyed the game of golf, “it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made…it has given me so much experience and introduced me to friends that I will have for life.”
One would think that sports and academics would take up most of anyone’s schedule but this young lady still makes time for her other passions; Drama Club, Show Choir, and “most importantly” her faith. “My church youth group is very special to me and the high school mission trips we go on are one of my favorite parts about summer. Also, I have been fortunate to be involved with Betsy King’s Golf FORE Africa charity, which has allowed me to appreciate the gifts I have been given.” Riley’s presence is a welcomed one and her character, one of kind; the JGAA’s loss is William & Mary’s gain.
By Zac Strohfus, Communications Manager, Junior Golf Association of Arizona