MUSKEGON–Reeths-Puffer junior Paige Anderson has been chosen the Local Sports Journal golfer of the month for September.

It’s been an impressive season thus far for Anderson

She shot a 73 to take top honors at the Mona Shores Invitational at Stonegate. She finished first among 74 golfers.

She finished eighth at the Jenison Invitational at The Meadows. She shot an 80.

Her 83 at the Forest Hills Central Invitational, also at The Meadows, was good for sixth place. 

At the Montague Invitational at Old Channel Trail, she tied for first with a round of 76.

In the four league jamborees thus far, Anderson finished first, second and fourth on two occasions. Her best round was a 35 at the Mines Golf Course in the third jamboree of the season.

“As a first year coach, I am very fortunate to take over a program and have a player like Paige,” Rocket coach Matt Pallett said. “Paige is a very goal-driven person. She has invested in her game and it is paying off for her.

Anderson is a familiar face around local golf courses. She is constantly working on her game. In fact, Pallett noted that other coaches have noticed the improvements in different aspects of her game.

“I am very impressed with how she handles the mental part of the game,” Pallett said. “She has a ‘next shot’ mentality and has shown me multiple times already this year how mentally tough she is. Paige is a very good golfer with a tremendous upside. 

According to Pallett, Anderson also is a role model for other student-athletes and a great teammate.

Paige is the daughter of Jeff and Wendy Anderson. She has a 3.9 grade-point-average.