Speech to Text for Mason City grad Sydney Eaton named All-MVC
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mason city alum and current northern iowa sophomore á sydeny eaton á has had an undeniably great seasn on the golf course. i had a chance to talk with her yesterday about her passion for the game resulting in successes á and how she manages life off the course.xxx natural sound when i'm on the course i don't like to know where i stand compared to the rest of the field i kind of just like to do my thing. that statement held especially true for uánái's á sydney eaton á at the missouri valley conference tournament last week in indiana. eaton was at the top of the leader board at the end of day one á a goal of hers since before the tournament began. natural sound i went into conference telling myself like my goal is to win and i didn't want to settle for anything less than that. that goal would be put to the test for the sophomore on the final day of play. she would go on to tie for first á before going into a playoff round to determine who was the outright champ. ended up having to wait about an hour and a half or so before i could even do that playoff and it didn't end the way i wanted it to but it was my first playoff experience and it was really fun. part of what made the journey so much fun á was the support of her teammates... such as clear lake's emily snelling and nashuaá plainfield's sarah mcmichael á both who were at one time arch rivals on the course. specifically emily snelling from clear lake. we have been each other's main competition since we were about eight years old. and to finally be able to compete on a team together is awesome, we love it. perhaps the most prominent driving force in eaton's life right now is her mother. even while battling ovarian cancer á she was at the mávác tournament walking all 36 holes right by her daughter's side. as a college student being away from home á sydney says some days are harder than others. it was a big adjustment getting into what college studying was like was different, learning how to you know with everything outside of that being away from home being away from my mom it was tough tough times that serve as a life lesson and reminder to keep things in perspecitve. the biggest thing for me is realizing that when i have that bad shot it doesn't matter. there's worse things going on. i'm lucky to be able to play these beautiful golf courses. i'm so