Aaront shot makes their day
Marinette's Wilson meets Rodgers on a golf course
Monday, September 09, 2013 7:00 PM
GREEN BAY -Aaron Rodgers has uncanny precision with a football, and his golf game is almost as good. But nobody's perfect, and a Marinette golfer and her UW-Green Bay teammates couldn't be happier.
Lexi Wilson of Marinette (second from left) poses with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and three of her Wisconsin-Green Bay golf teammate at Green Bay Country Club. Her teammates are Sammi Grunder (left), Stephanie Laude (second from right), and Sierah Gurske (right). Special to the EagleHerald
Lexi Wilson of Marinette was playing a qualifying round with her teammates last week at Green Bay Country Club. A ball hit on another hole landed into their fairway, and they didn't think anything of it until they saw Rodgers approach, looking for his ball.
"He looked up and made eye contact with us, and we were all freaking out," Wilson said.
The Lady Phoenix built up enough nerve to ask Rodgers if he would be in a photo with them, and he obliged.
"He was really nice," Wilson said. "Most people like that, I doubt if they'd want to take a picture."
Rodgers was playing a scramble and was 1-under-par at the time. The girls were playing a tournament that determined seeding for their two tournament teams. But for a while, at least, that competitive fire was put on the back burner.
"He talked to us a little bit, but most of us don't know what he was saying," Wilson said. "We were in such shock. We got so lucky. After that we were all on our phones, calling all our friends, our parents, we didn't even worry about the rest of our qualifying round."
Rodgers didn't know it, but in the photo he was surrounded by four of his biggest fans.
"We're all big Packer fans," according to Wilson, "and Aaron Rodgers is my favorite player on the Packers. So, it made it even better."
Wilson, a 2012 St. Thomas Aquinas Academy graduate, is the daughter of K.C. and Tara Wilson. Lexi won the Riverside Golf Club title this summer. She's now a sophomore on the Lady Phoenix and the No. 2 golfer on the UWGB B team.