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Some people are born with the gift of being smart, others are born with the gift of being athletic, and some are born with the gift of getting along well with people. This spotlight article is about a person who possesses all of these gifts. Maranie Jaslowski is a special girl that The Golf Channel has gotten to know over the last few years. Maranie was one of three participants to be crowned champion of The Golf Channels Drive, Chip & Putt Jr. Golf Skills Competition in 1999. Ever since Maranie started playing golf six years ago, she has been winning tournaments and collecting trophies. Maranie first got interested in golf when she was five years old, after seeing another little girl playing golf.
 
Maranie is now 11 years of age and currently in the sixth grade at Marshton Middle School in San Diego, California. Maranie continues to win golf tournaments, fresh off a victory at the Catalina Jr. Championship in Catalina, California, where she was only 6 over par for 36 holes. When asked, Maranie said that her greatest achievement was winning The Golf Channels Drive, Chip & Putt Jr. Golf Skills Competition in 1999. Maranie qualified for The Southwest Regional Finals at Landmark Golf Club in Palm Desert, California last week, but just missed qualifying for The National Finals, which will be held in October at Walt Disney World. Besides all of her golfing accomplishments, Maranie is an Honor Roll Student with strong interests in History, English, Fashion & Design, and just hanging out. Even with five hole-in-ones, Maranie says winning isnt everything, but meeting new people and having fun is a big part of golf. When Maranie grows up, she would like to be a Touring Golf Professional, just like her inspiration and hero, Tiger Woods. The sportsmanship, competitiveness, and friendliness of Maranie Jaslowski is an example