FHS sophomore Bryce Leazer excels on the golf course and at Airlie

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Meet Bryce Leazer, Conference Operations team member, Fauquier High School sophomore, and athlete. Earlier this month, Bryce competed in the Virginia High School League Golf Championship, a Class 4 State Tournament. Reaching the tournament was a milestone in and of itself, as a Fauquier High student hadn't earned a championship spot in 8 years. Naturally, we wanted to learn more about Bryce's passion for golf, his goals, and what he does for fun.

First things first, how did you do in the tournament?
I had a bad first day. Nerves got the best of me and I shot an 84. The second day I calmed down and shot a 73, which ended up beating the #1 player from the first day by 4 strokes. Had I played as well on the first day as the second I would be on the All-State Team. Next year. :)

How long have you been working at Airlie?
I started working in February of 2016 as a coffee break attendant, then moved to a server, and now I am in conference operations. I go where I am needed most!

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What are your aspirations for after high school?
I definitely want to play college golf. It's my passion.

What do you do for fun?
Golf! Lol...... when I watch TV it is the Golf Channel or a golf movie. I also like to hang out with my friends from school.
 

What is your favorite thing about working at Airlie? 
I really enjoy the scenery. I love looking at the lakes. It’s relaxing. 

Do you have a favorite "Selfie Spot?"
I am not much into selfies.... I don’t really like to take pictures, but if I had to it would be by Talon the bull or one of the lakes.

How long have you been playing golf?
I started playing golf with my Dad when I was 10 years old. Then I played in the Junior PGA League at Stonewall Golf Club. From there it became an addiction for me. It’s all I want to do. When I entered high school last year I gave up all other sports, so I am solely focused on golf.

What is your favorite course to play?
Caledonia in Pawley's Island, SC . It’s amazing.

Can you recall the best round you have ever played?
I have shot 
even par several times, but my best round so far in a tournament is 72. I plan to beat that very soon. 

What do you carry in your golf bag for good luck?
A Master’s Coin. I actually keep it in my pocket for good luck. I also have an Alabama head cover - I am a huge Alabama fan and would love to play college golf there.

What else should our readers know about you?
I like to dress nice (Vineyard Vines is a favorite!), listen to country music, go to concerts and could eat Chick Fil-A for all meals. My football team made National Championships for the American Youth Football League 2 years in a row.

 

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MJ Arquette

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As a Digital Marketing Specialist for Airlie, MJ provides content for its website, blog and social channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In addition, she assists with overall marketing strategy, photo shoots, and graphic design. Her passion for marketing and the hospitality industry make her a valued member of Airlie's collaborative marketing team. Outside of work, MJ enjoys family time with her husband and three kids, traveling, and is usually in the midst of a household project (or five).

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