Amateur Athlete: Kaylee Wu Looks to Win Family's Fifth State Golf Title

With Dylan, Jeremy and Josh now playing collegiate golf, it's Kaylee's turn to step into the high school spotlight.

Posted: May. 2, 2018 12:12 AM
Updated: May. 3, 2018 7:17 PM

MEDFORD—Over the past half decade, the Wu family has had a monopoly on Oregon golf state championships.

Dylan Wu won two individual state titles, and twins Josh and Jeremy won one apiece.

With all three now graduated and playing collegiate golf, Kaylee, the youngest sibling, is insistent on continuing the family tradition.

"It's a major goal of mine,” she said. “My brothers have mentioned to me a lot of times that they want me to win a state championship individually because they all did it."

Now a junior at St. Mary’s High School and with the state tournament less than two weeks away, Kaylee is hoping to improve on the fourth and second place showings from her freshman and sophomore years.

"She's got the Wu pedigree,” St. Mary’s head coach Kevin Klabunde said. “She's a real solid golfer and has got a nice solid swing."

Kaylee said knowing that it would be the fifth individual state title in the family creates a pressure-packed situation, but it’s one that she’s been seeking for a while.

"It's nice being my own person now,” she said. “I still have people come up to me that talk about my brothers obviously, how they're doing in college, but it's nice that they're actually able to talk to me about my own scores and my own game now."

It’s that very game that’s put her on the championship radar.

"I've played better every single tournament this year compared to last year by like three or four strokes,” she said. “It's a confidence booster."

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