Michael Puryear, son of Mark and Elizabeth Puryear, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza male Athlete of the Week.
He is a senior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the golf team. This season, in his last high school match, he shot a score of 39.
Puryear said that his brother, father, and grandfather all played golf, so starting in seventh grade just came natural to him.
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “It is easy to see improvement and set goals in golf by scoring well… and the goals I set inspire [me.]”
His biggest role model is his father, Mark.
“He values respect and treats everyone the way he would like to be treated,” he said.
After graduating from BGA this year, he plans to attend The University of Tennessee- Knoxville to study engineering.