General of the Week: Mary-Frances Hall

Emily Cook

First-year golfer Mary-Frances Hall finished fifth individually at the Taylor-Made Adidas Intercollegiate Tournament in Dataw, Island, SC last weekend. Overall, the Generals finished third out of seven teams.

Hall won the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate the previous weekend, and will compete in the Randolph-Macon Invitational this coming weekend.

Meet our General of the Week.

Phi: What led to your success this week?

MFH: Since this was the first tournament of our spring season, I made sure I didn’t go into the first round with expectations or a lot of pressure on myself. I worked hard to stay steady during each round and took each hole one shot at a time, and everything ended up coming together.

Phi: What is your favorite part of being an athlete at W&L?

MFH: My favorite part of being an athlete at W&L is being able to identify myself as part of something and as part of a team. It’s nice to have coaches who are really supportive and team members who are really close to each other.

Phi: What do you like to do outside of golf?

MFH: I’m involved in Greek life, and I am a member of the Student Recruitment Committee. I also love being outdoors, and I have played the piano since third grade.

Phi: What are your major academic interests?

MFH: I haven’t decided about a minor yet, but I am planning on being pre-med and majoring in Neuroscience.

Phi: Any pre-match rituals?

MFH: I personally don’t have any set pre-match rituals, but as a team, we do have a few songs that we jam out to before each of our rounds.

Phi: What did you do over Feb break?

MFH: I was able to go come for a couple of days and see my family before the team headed to Georgia to play in the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational.

Phi: How did you get started playing golf?

MFH: My dad’s family is very big into golf, and this was the main factor that led to me to start playing myself. My grandpa taught my dad how to play, and [my dad] taught my brother and I how to play. I was never pressured into sticking with it, but once I was introduced, I fell in love with the game.