Columbia University golf commit, and former Wheeler School star, Allison Paik joined GolfNewsRI co-founders Joe Calabro and Rich Cappalli on Coalition Talk Radio on Thursday night.
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Paik discussed her decision to commit to Columbia, her tremendous career at Wheeler and a whole lot more on the show.
A 2020 graduate of The Wheeler School in Providence, where she lettered four years on the varsity golf team for Head Coach Shane Drury and swing coach Bill McInerney.
Her senior high school season was cut short due to COVID-19.
Paik is a three-time qualifier for the Girls Junior PGA National Championship (2017, 2019 and 2020) and qualified for the 2018 United States Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, as well as, the 2015 United States Girls’ Junior Championship.
Paik earned 10 top-10 finishes in American Junior Golf Association national tournaments from 2016-19 and competed in the 2017 and 2018 Trusted Choice Big I National Championships.
She recorded 13 tournament wins and 16 top-5 finishes from 2016-19, including the 2019 New England Junior Amateur Invitational, New England PGA Bay State Cup Invitational (2018 and 2019), U.S. Challenge Cup Tour Match Play Championship (2018 and 2019), Future Collegians World Tour New England Classic (2016, 2017, 2018), U.S. Challenge Cup Tour Gately Cup (2016 and 2017), U.S. Challenge Cup Tour World Series of Junior Golf (2016) and Rhode Island State Junior Amateur Champion (2016).
Paik was named Rhode Island Golf Association Junior Girls’ Player of the Year after her junior season in 2019, two-time First Team All-State selection by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (2018 and 2019) and won back-to-back Rhode Island Interscholastic League state individual titles as a sophomore and junior (2018 and 2019).
Paik led the Warriors to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League state team championship in 2019 and to the SENE Golf Championship in 2017.
She was named Warriors team captain in 2019-20.