Athlete of the Week: Keith Ponsler

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) -Westfield junior golf star Keith Ponsler may not be playing on the PGA Tour quite yet, but he’s making his mark on Central Indiana golf.

“Keith is everyone’s favorite, he attracts everyone, so Keith’s got the potential to be a great leader because everyone likes his personality,” said Westfield head golf coach Jon Hoover.  “As a golfer, consistent, steady, hard working.”

It’s those qualities that helped lead Westfield to their first ever state golf title last season, setting a new state meet record in the process.

“I finally felt like all the work that I put in as a kid has paid off,” said Keith.  “Everything I did growing up, I kinda felt it come together at one moment, and it was just a special moment.”

“[He] played a big part in all of last year,” added Hoover.  “We ended up with 141 wins and 8 losses last year, and I think Keith counted in I think, every match.”

The Shamrocks are eyeing a repeat at the state championship in June.  Keith is also hoping to continue to play in college. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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