Senior Marlee Edgeman, Marshfield, finished her career as a Bluejay in Farmington on day 2 of the Class 3 State Tournament, Tuesday, Oct 17.
This year marks Edgeman’s fourth time qualifying for the State Tournament. The last two years, she walked away as champion. This was the first year Marshfield Golf was bumped up to Class 3.
“There was some pressure in the prospect of three-peating,” said head coach Cheratin Dunn. “Being bumped up a class led to stiffer competition. Marlee had a great outing.”
Marlee’s outstanding career as a Bluejay golfer results from years of hard work. Edgeman started golfing at six when her father, Bryant, brought home a set of plastic clubs from a golf trip.
“My dad and grandpa were taking me to Whispering Oaks at a young age,” said Edgeman. “My whole family plays. It started there.”
Edgeman started competing in golf tournaments when she was 10. She won her first tournament as the only girl in the tournament.
“I had several members at the golf course tell me about Edgeman,” said Dunn. “I knew from the first time I saw her swing that she was something special.”
In 2021, Edgeman became the first Bluejay in history to be crowned State Champion. It was her sophomore year.
“We’ve had several big names come through the program,” said Dunn. “Marlee is the one who put Marshfield on the map in terms of taking home the gold.”
Edgeman followed her 2021 season with a repeat in 2022, making her a two-time State Champion.
“Other coaches will agree that Edgeman is this good because she puts in the work to be this good,” said Dunn.
She finished in fourth place at this year’s State Tournament. Edgeman plans to continue her athletic career as a Bear at Missouri State University.
“I'm excited for college,” added Edgeman. "It's nice to know that I'll always have a supportive community in Marshfield as I continue to MSU.”
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