EDMOND — Max McGreevy is looking forward to being under the radar again.
The Edmond Santa Fe senior is excited for the opportunity to need to prove himself again.
McGreevy has enjoyed all the attention and accolades that came with being the defending — and now two-time — Class 6A boys golf state champion. But when he arrives at Oklahoma as a freshman in the fall, he'll be back at the bottom.
That's OK. McGreevy has always felt the underdog role suits him much better.
“I'm looking forward to getting a fresh start, where maybe people don't know me on a bigger stage like that, and I have to prove myself again,” said McGreevy, The Oklahoman's All-City Boys Golfer of the Year for the second straight season.
“I feel like I've been under the radar my whole life, and that all changed these last couple months. But I know I'll be an underdog again when I get to OU.
“I'll have to show new coaches and new players that I can play, and being able to accomplish things that I want to in the future.”
McGreevy seems to have an ideal game to transition to the next level.
He's not a boom-or-bust player, just a fairways-and-greens guy. That's been the biggest key to his two state titles. He doesn't blow up, just plays steady golf, no matter how difficult the course might be.
“When I was younger, I was a pretty sporadic player,” he said. “I'd make a lot of birdies, a lot of bogeys. I'm probably not as good a putter as I should be, for as small as I am. I'm more of a ball-striker, hit a lot of greens, a lot of fairways, make a lot of pars.
“I just keep myself in the mix the whole time, and try not to shoot myself out of it. Then when a couple things fall in, it works out well.”