18th MEDCOM golfer tops All-Army, Armed Forces contest

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lt. Col. Shauna Snyder, chief, Human Resources, 18th MEDCOM (DS), prepares to pitch a golf ball onto the green for a putt during the annual Armed Forces Golf Championship, Fort Jackson, S.C., recently. She finished fourth overall for the ladies and first for the Army ladies. The championship was held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. (Courtesy of 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support))

Lt. Col. Shauna Snyder, chief, Human Resources, 18th MEDCOM (DS), prepares to pitch a golf ball onto the green for a putt during the annual Armed Forces Golf Championship, Fort Jackson, S.C., recently. She finished fourth overall for the ladies and first for the Army ladies. The championship was held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. (Courtesy of 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support))

Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson
18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Public Affairs

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — A Soldier assigned to the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) finished first in overall All-Army golf trials and in the female Soldiers category during the annual Armed Forces Golf Championship, here, Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

The All-Army golf trials were Sept. 22-25. The top six men and top three women for the Army then remained to compete in the Armed Forces competition, Sept. 28–Oct. 1.

After four rounds of the Armed Forces competition, Lt. Col. Shauna Snyder, chief, Human Resources, 18th MEDCOM (DS), finished fourth for all Armed Forces ladies and first within her respective service.

“I put in a lot of hours of practice at the driving range (and) on the putting greens, hitting balls in the park and playing as many rounds as I could fit in to prepare for this competition,” Snyder said.

“This was my second year competing; last year, at Fort Lee (Va.), I missed the Army ladies team by one stroke,” said Snyder. “I was determined to make it this year.”

Snyder said this year’s competition was mentally tougher, and rain delays during the competition had everyone stressed. During the first few days, the downpours started within 15 minutes of tee off and caused many delays.

Snyder will represent the Army during the nationally televised Children’s Miracle Network Classic Pro-Am at Disney, Orlando, Fla., later this month. During the event, Snyder will be paired with one of the pros for two days of competition. This event will be Snyder’s first time playing with professional golfers.

Each level of competition works a different set of nerves, Snyder said.

“This is a great opportunity to represent the Army,” she said.

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