Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll and her daughter Olivia are sharing an unlikely golf experience

On its face, the fact that Olivia Stoll is playing in the coming days with the Grand Valley State at the Division II NCAA Women’s Golf Championships is not surprising, given her pedigree.

She is, after all, arguably the first Daughter of Mid-Michigan golf. Her mother is Michigan State Women’s Golf Coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll. Her father, Jim, caddied full-time on the LPGA tour last summer for former MSU star Sarah Burnham. Her parents just bought two golf courses.

But given Olivia’s relationship with the sport, that she and her mother are both headed to separate NCAA tournament events this weekend is an experience they never thought they’d share.

“She never really wanted anything to do with it,” Stacy said.

Olivia’s fondest childhood Memories on the golf course involved looking for turtles at night and checking out the geese as she tagged along while her parents played nine holes. That wasn’t that long ago.

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