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Middleton's Skibba mowing through summer golf competition

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MADISON (WKOW) --  Middleton senior Loren Skibba is one of the best young golfers in the state, but it didn't start out that way.


"I was terrible, I was terrible. I look at my tournaments from four years ago and I shot in the 100s," Skibba said.


Starting golf at the age of seven, Skibba learned the sport was a lot easier with a casual approach on the course.


"I just tried to not think about it as much. I don't try to take it over-seriously and be over-dramatic. I just like being out here, like nice weather, perfect day. I try not to let bad shots affect me that much."

These days bad shots are scarce for Skibba. Last October as a junior she won the WIAA individual state title, and this summer alone she's won three major tournaments.


"I didn't think I'd be winning tournaments. I know I'm a decent player, but I'm just really happy, it's all just coming around."


One of those tournaments qualified her for the Junior PGA Championship in Bryan, Texas on August 3-6, where she'll represent the state of Wisconsin. Though that was news to the laid-back lefty.


"When I played in the qualifier I had no idea it was to go to Texas or nationals. I didn't know why everyone wanted to win so bad and I just played really well in the second round and I won."


For this easy going golfer, one can probably guess how she's going to approach the biggest tournament of her life.


"I don't have any expectations. It's everyone around the country, so I'm just going to go out and play, it should be fun," Skibba said.

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