As the off season keeps players from competing on the Road to the LPGA, SymetraTour.com will run a new feature to keep fans in touch with the future stars of women’s golf. This edition of Time to Meet… features Oklahoma native and three-year member Kendall Dye. The University of Oklahoma alum recorded two wins with the Sooners and tied for medalist honors at the 2009 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championship. She was also a two-time winner of the Oklahoma State Amateur Stroke Play Championship (2007-2008). Dye turned pro after graduation and went on to record her first professional wins on the Cactus Tour. She recorded a career-best finish on the Symetra Tour in 2011 at the South Shore Championship where she tied for fifth. In 2012, Dye had a season-best finish T8 at the Challenge at Musket Ridge. See what song is most played on the former Sooner’s iPod, what she considers to be the hardest thing she has ever done and the best meal she’s had while traveling on the road.
Name: Kendall Dye
Education: University of Oklahoma (Communications, 2009)
Official website: kendallontour.blogspot.com
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
Resides: Phoenix, Ariz.
If you could be on a show based only on your personality or interests, which one would it be and why?
ESPN or CBS Sports as a golf commentator
What was your favorite board game growing up?
If you could witness any event past present, or future, what would it be?
Future- Oklahoma City Thunder winning their first championship!
What was the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Climbed Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. I was completely out of shape and ended up breaking my toe.
What’s your biggest fear?
Not being successful
What’s the most pressure you’ve ever felt in tournament golf?
Probably in 2009 at the Big 12 Championship in a playoff for the individual title. Unfortunately did not win
Describe the best meal you’ve had while on the road and where you had it…
Montgomery Inn BBQ in Cincinnati, Ohio
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up” –Jim Valvano
If you had one last round of golf to play, who would make up your foursome?
My boyfriend Billy, my dad and Justin Timberlake
Who do you admire and why?
My dad. There are very few people who I look up to in this world and he has been a constant figure to me for 25 years. Christian, honest business owner, loving father and hilarious human being!
Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter and why?
Twitter is slowly taking over. It’s my newspaper!
What is the most rewarding charitable thing you’ve done?
I helped raise over $500,000 in high school for charities in my four years. I was the student council treasurer and I got to count it all.
What is your favorite sports team?
Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma City Thunder
Name what you like most and least about being a professional golfer
I love seeing new places in the world. I hate leaving loved ones at home
What is the top played song on your Ipod? Most frequently listened to artist?
Midnight Train to Georgia- Gladys Knight
What is your favorite country to travel to?
If you could play one pro sport besides golf, what would it be?
Basketball/Tennis. Huge toss up!
First concert you ever went to…
Country Fest in Oklahoma City
Three things you would bring on a deserted island and why?
Boyfriend, iPhone and Diet Coke. The bare but most important necessities
What do you consider to be the most valuable thing you own?
My Jeep is pretty near and dear to me
If you had one last practice round on the Symetra Tour, who would make up your foursome?
Cara Freeman, Jessi Gebhardt and Tara Morris