FAIRBORN, OH – Meet the 2023 Girls 16-19 Division Player of the Year Paige Weiss from Orient, Ohio.
Westfall High School
Class of 2025
Paige Weiss of Orient, Ohio had a memorable season to say the least. Weiss, a member of the class of 2025 from Westfall High School, earned Player of the Year honors in the Girls 16-19 division accruing 2,165 points over the course of 13 events on the SOPGA Jr. Tour. Paige finished inside the top 10 in all 13 events this season, including five wins and 11 top 3 finishes! Some highlights of the season include tying for the lowest score on the SOPGA Jr. Tour for 2023 with a four-under-par 68 at the Johnstown Jr. Open! She also posted a bogey-free three-under-par 69 at the SOPGA Jr. Open Championship!
Q: What were your top 3 tournaments of the SOPGA Jr. Tour Season and why?
PW: My top 3 tournaments of the SOPGA Jr. Tour Season were:
- The SOPGA Jr. Tour Championship at Muirfield Village. Getting to play on a championship golf course against great competition was an amazing opportunity, and one that I will remember for a long time.
- The Johnstown Jr. Open when I shot a 68. That was the first time I shot under par.
- The SOPGA Jr. Open Championship at Westchester GC where I ended up with a bogey free round.
Q: What is your favorite golf course you’ve ever played?
PW: Muirfield Village is my favorite course because it is by far the nicest course I have ever played, as well as the most challenging. It gave me the chance to play on a historic course where many golf greats have competed.
Q: When did you start playing golf and what got you interested in the game?
PW: I started playing golf in June of 2020. It gave me something to do during COVID, and I have enjoyed playing ever since.
Q: If you could play golf with anyone, who would be your dream foursome and where would you play?
PW: I would like to play with Tiger Woods, Scottie Scheffler, and Nelly Korda at Augusta National.
Q: What was the highlight of your summer golf experience?
PW: The highlight of my summer was the opportunity to play in competitive tournaments, meet other golfers, and develop friendships.
Q: What do you like to do outside of golf?
PW: I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, as well as being involved with my church youth group.