Bulldog Profile: Thomas Cutsforth

Thomas Cutsforth

School: Ottumwa.

Class: Senior.

Sport: Golf.

Other activities: Bowling and band.

Parents: Brian and Keitha Cutsforth.

Favorite television show: Jeopardy.

Favorite actor: Alex Trebeck.

Favorite professional team: Chicago Cubs.

Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes.

Favorite athlete: Phil Mickelson.

Favorite food: Pizza.

Favorite restaurant: Mike's Pizza and Steakhouse.

Favorite vacation spot: Florida.

Biggest academic accomplishment: I've maintained a 3.75 GPA while taking so many college classes.

Biggest influence: My parents. My entire family has a legacy of golf and bowling. I wanted to keep that going.

When did you first get interested in golf: I watched a lot of the PGA tour when I was little. I started picking up the clubs when I was about 8 or 9-years-old.

What do you enjoy most about golf: I like the precision of the game. It's pretty satisfying when you play it right.

What do you do to get ready to play: Get my rhythm going when I warm up. I want to get my swing down and get a feel for the game.

Personal goals: I really want to try and break 40 for nine holes and 80 for 18 holes.

Future plans: I don't know where exactly I want to go. I'm looking at the University of Iowa and Iowa Wesleyan. I want to double major in computer science and music education.

— Scott Jackson can be reached at sjackson@ottumwacourier.com. Follow him on Twitter@CourierScott.

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