Incoming freshman excited about being a Seminole.
Q&A's with Kayla Bloor
On Bloor: A golfer with a very bright future at Florida State who should challenge for playing time as a sophomore...did not play in any events in her first season as a Seminole after breaking her arm in the fall and playing her way back into playing shape during the spring season...a very competitive golfer who is a very long hitter and who is very comfortable as she quickly gets on the greens...will be one of the Seminoles' hardest workers...her strengths include her length off of the tee and her competitiveness...two-time Florida Panhandle Player of the Year by the Northwest Florida Daily News...led Niceville to the 2011 State Championship...named to the 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career...
Fall 2013: A redshirt season...did not play in any matches...suffered a broken arm in pre-season practice and spent the fall season recovering from her injury.
Spring: 2014: A redshirt season...did not play in any matches.
Before Florida State: Graduated from Niceville High School in 2013...a four-year member of the varsity at Niceville who was undefeated with a 94-0-1 record during her prep career...named the Northwest Florida Daily News Golfer of the Year in both 2011 and 2012...named the Player of the Year at Niceville by the coaching staff and her teammates in 2012...led Niceville to the 2011 Class 2A State Championship title...also led Niceville to three consecutive district championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012...played in four consecutive state tournament championships...earned medalist honors at the 2012 Region I championship and at the 2012 district championship...earned top 30 individual finishes in the state championship finals in both 2010 and 2011...earned medalist honors at the Medicus Cup Spring Tour at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in 2011...two-time individual champion at the Rocky Bayou Junior Classic (2011 and 2013)... her stellar career included a school-record tying 4 under par score of 32 (for nine holes) during her senior season on that same Rocky Bayou course...helped Niceville capture the FCA Invitational in both 2011 and 2012...led Niceville to the 2010 and 2012 Miracle Strip Invitational Championship while earning medalist honors in the tournament with a scores of 74... ...earned the first hole in one of her career at the age of 14...her lowest career single round score is a 68 in tournament play...helped her team win the Panhandle Cup Championship in 2012.
Personal: Born January 31, 1995...Kayla is the daughter of Kathy and Chief Master Sargent Roger Bloor...graduated Magna Cum laude and was inducted into the National Honor Society...a member of the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame at Niceville...a sister, Erica, is a graduate student at Florida State...selected Florida State after also considering Auburn...was offered a scholarship by Seminole head coach Amy Bond on the spot after her individual championship clinching round in the 2012 district championship...she accepted Bond's offer on the spot...major is sport management.
On The Golf Course With Kayla Bloor: My hero within golf would have to be my dad.: My favorite golf movie is The Greatest Game Ever Played.: My favorite golf book is Seven Days in Utopia by David Cook.: My favorite golf course is Camp Creek in Panama City Beach, Florida.: Yes! I have been fortunate to be able to say I have recorded a hole-in-one. I had my hole-in-one in 2009 at Rocky Bayou Country Club during a middle school tournament: My favorite thing about golf is that it is so unique when compared to other sports. Unlike others, each round of competition is played on a different 'field'. There is no set size or difficulty to the course and that in itself challenges golfers as they travel from venue to venue to evaluate each aspect of the course in order to excel on it during play.: I played softball competitively for a few years and also participated in volleyball. : The best advice I have been given about the game of golf is that Golf is a game that is played on a 5 inch course - the distance between your ears. Though not directly from Bobby Jones himself, my mom once shared this quote with me. Golf, for me, is almost entirely based on mental toughness.