Andrew Dorn played collegiately at Coastal Carolina and was a very accomplished player, earning two individual at-large bids to the NCAA Regional Championships in his junior and senior years. Andrew was also a decorated amateur player, winning the prestigious North and South Amateur and qualifying for the U.S. Open in 2014. Today, Andrew spends his time in Jacksonville, Florida and Cincinnati and is a member of the Korn Ferry Tour.
In 2014, when Andrew qualified for the U.S. Open, he missed the cut but learned some valuable lessons. During the preparation leading up to it, he played too many practice rounds and practiced too much, so by the time Thursday hit he was tired. In review, he said he had no chance of playing well that day, because he had overdone it. Going forward, he modified his preparation for events so that he was ready but not exhausted on Thursday.
While in college, Dorn experienced significant improvement between his freshman and sophomore year, and Coastal Carolina made it to the NCAA Championship that year. Andrew attributed that jump due to increased focus on the team and learning how to work, which was initiated by the leadership of one of the seniors. Andrew said the reason the leadership worked for the team, because the senior led by example – he got to practice early, stayed late, and was focused, so everyone else wanted to do the same.
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