Keya Naik is a junior golfer, who plays varsity golf at Independence High School in Loudoun County, VA. She graduates from high school in 2025. Keya started her golf journey in November 2016 with a PGA coach, Paquiry Lognathan. Coach Paq built a solid foundation of golf swing based on good body mechanics and rotation. He encouraged and challenged her to play US Kids tournaments within 6 months of her first lesson. His guidance enabled Keya to qualify for US Kids state and regional tournaments in the very first season. She has made rapid progress since 2017, and continues to work on improving her game to compete at higher levels.
Keya is currently coached by Erika Larkin at Creighton Farms. Her JGS Ranking is around 192 and her scoring differential is -2.64. Her class rank is around 70. Keya has focused on Peggy Kirk Bell National Division, select Mid Atlantic PGA and AJGA events.
Keya has committed to Clemson University.
Her GPA is 4.25. Please see academic course rigor here.
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Her lowest competitive 18 hole score is 65 (-5) in tough windy/rainy conditions at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in October 2022, one stroke short of the course record.
AJGA Highlights: Rolex rank 65 overall, class rank 19
5 consecutive top 3 finishes in 2023.
- 2nd at AJGA Junior at Greenwood (2023) with scores of 75-73-70
- T2 at AJGA Junior at Huntsville (2023) with scores of 71-73-72
- 3rd at AJGA Junior at Penn State (2023) at Penn State Golf Courses (Blue Course) with scores of 73-70-67.
- T3 at AJGA The Three Little Birds Memorial (2023) at Piedmont Club with scores of 72-76-73
- T2 at AJGA The Lanto Junior Championship (2023) at Blacksburg Country Club with scores of 75-72-68 (after playoff)
- Finished T11 at AJGA Three Little Birds open (2022) at Piedmont Club with scores of 73-76-73
- Finished 4th at AJGA Taylormade TP5 Junior All Star at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Pinehurst (2022) shooting 74-71-72
- 3rd at AJGA Lanto Junior Qualifier (2023)
- Medalist at AJGA Junior All Stars Qualifier at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Pinehurst (2021)
- Two other Top 5 finishes at AJGA Open Qualifiers (Carolina Trace Country Club (2021) and The Lanto Junior Championship (2022))
- Three second place finishes at PKBGT Bell Division events (Lansdowne Classic, 2023, Commonwealth Classic, 2022 and PKBGT Hampton Roads in 2021)
Other Tournament Highlights
- Won MAPGA Kingsmill Girls Invitational at Kingsmill River Course (2023)
- Top 5 finish at VSGA’s 53rd Girls Junior Championship (2022) in Williamsburg, VA with scores of 72-73
- Top 5 finishes at back to back USKG World Teen Championships (Girls 14 division in 2022 and Girls 13 division in 2021)
- Won MAPGA Fall Invitational at Kingsmill River Course (2021)
- Back to back Top 5 finish at US Kids Regionals in Girls 13-14 division at Pinehurst (2022 & 2021)
- Won HJGT tournament at Duke University in 14-18 year old (2021)
She has had two career hole-in-ones. (7 iron from 160 yards in 2022; and an 8 iron from 140 yards in 2021)
High School Achievements
- Winner at 2021 District Tournament with score of 68 (-4)
- Winner at 2022 Regional Tournament with score of 65 (-5)
- Contributing player on winning State Championship teams in 2021 and 2022
Athletic Honors and Recognitions
- Named to All Loudoun County First Team – 2022 (Sophomore)
- Named to VHSL 2022 Class 5 All State team (Sophomore)
- All Loudoun Golf Team Honorable mention – 2021 (freshman)
- Named to VHSL 2021 Class 5 All State team (freshman)
- Lettered Varsity Athlete Freshman and Sophomore year
Please see All Results
- Driver club head speed is 95-99 mph on trackman
- Driver carry is approximately 235 yards
- Driver ball speed 139-144 mph
- 7 iron carry is around 154 yards with swing speed of approximately 77 mph on trackman
Some videos of her swing are here.
Driver – Titleist TSR 9 degrees loft with Ventus Blue TR 65 gms stiff flex shaft
3 wood – PXG Gen 6 16 degrees loft with Ventus Black Velacore 75g stiff flex
5 wood – PXG Gen 6 19 degrees loft with Ventus Black Velacore 75g stiff flex
4 Hybrid- – PXG Gen 6 21 degrees loft with Ventus Black Velacore HB 85g stiff flex
5 Hybrid- – PXG Gen 5 25 degrees loft with Ventus Blue Velacore HB 85g stiff flex
6i-AW – PXG 311 P Gen 5, with Aerotech i95 stiff flex shafts
SW – PXG 54 degrees with Aerotech i95 shaft stiff flex shaft
LW – PXG 58 degrees with Aerotech i95 shaft stiff flex shaft
Putter – Edel EAS 1.5