Steven Pedersen
Steven Pedersen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Scotch Plains, N.J.

High School:
Scotch Plains



MISC: Born in New York, N.Y. ... 2013 graduate of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School ... son of Steve Sr. and Susan Pedersen ... one brother, Jack (14) ... grandfather, Walter A. Pedersen served in 82nd Airborn Division, 1950-1952 ... four-year starter at Scotch Plains High School ... successful performer in New Jersey during his high school tenure ... attended the prestigious West Point Summer Leaders Seminar in 2012 ... was one of 1,000 high school juniors accepted from across the nation to come to the Academy for the opportunity to experience life at West Point ... enjoys traveling to Ireland, watching the NY Rangers and helping his brother improve at hockey ... favorite band is U2 ... played travel hockey nearly his entire life ... Scotty Cameron Putters are his favorite ... major is (tentatively) International Relations.

Getting to know Steven Pedersen

Why West Point: The opportunities and prestige of the Academy made it an easy choice.

Favorite spot at West Point: West Point Golf Course

Favorite mess hall meal: Chicken Crispitoes

Most memorable training experience: Spending an endless night in the woods in a downpour during CFT

Greatest triumphs/accomplishments thus far (military or personal): Being recruited to play golf here, and simply being accepted to USMA

Class: 2017

Favorite Golf Tournament (to play in or watch): U.S. Open

Dream golfing foursome and location: My dad, grandpa, Ronald Reagan at Augusta National GC

Which golfer would you caddy for: Rory McIlroy, because it seems easy given the way he's playing right now

Golf would be better if...The golf ball was made the same for every player

Military aspirations: To serve my country and one day lead a large number of men

If you could invent a new stroke or club what would it be: 85 degree wedge

I spent the summer... in CFT with a few weeks of leave before and after

The best advice you've been given about golf and who it was from: To relax and don't force the ball in on putts--my dad

Why is the golf team the best athletic team: We beat Navy whenever we can

Favorite part about training: Getting the chance to do things hardly anyone gets to do

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