Five questions with Bedford North Lawrence senior Cole Sanders
Sport: golf; Career choice: business; College: University of Southern Indiana
Question 1: What lessons did high school sports teach you?
Sanders: High school golf has taught me to never give up because it’s not just me out there on the course. I’m playing for a team.
Question 2: Who has been your role model?
Sanders: My role model has been my dad, because he is hard working and never gives up on anything he is doing.
Question 3: Can you describe your emotions after the season was cancelled?
Sanders: I was upset because it was my senior season and it is very special. But at the same time I was also a little relieved because over the years golf has brought me a lot of stress. Now that golf is over, I can go out and only play golf for fun. That is the way the game should be played.
Question 4: What is your favorite sports memory?
Sanders: This definitely isn’t my favorite memory but my most memorable thing that happened to me. My sophomore year at Trophy Club, I started on the back nine, made two pars, then hit four balls in a row in the water and made a 13. I ended up getting the shanks midway through the round and finished that nine with a 61 and headed to the front to play another nine.
Then I started swinging half-swings and started to play kind of well. To be able to control my shots I just had to club up three clubs. I got to my final hole and had a long putt to shoot a 38 on the front. My putt went over the hole, popped up and landed on the other side. So I made a par to shoot 39 and 100 on the day. It was definitely the craziest round I have ever had and I will never forget it. I proved to myself that I should never give up.
Question 5: When these restrictions are lifted, who’s the first person you want to see?
Sanders: I’m not sure if I have a specific person I want to see. I just want to be able to go out and spend time with a bunch of different people and friends. I love being around my friends and being locked inside my house is extremely boring.
Senior Spring Spotlight is a daily feature focusing on BNL’s senior class following the cancellation of the spring sports seasons by the IHSAA in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.