Friends and teammates remember Jordan Day

Jordan Day (Source: Lakota East High School)
Jordan Day (Source: Lakota East High School)

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Friends remember Jordan Day as an avid golfer, on the varsity team at Lakota East High School. Their first golf meet was set for Thursday, that's now been canceled as a community mourns their loss.

A top notch player who lived and breathed of the game of the golf, that's how Jordan Day's golf coach, Jeff Combs, describes his 16-year-old player.

"[He] loved golf, just really hard worker, was our leader, was one of the best golfers I think in the state," Coach Combs said.

Combs says Day's teammates are leaning on each other as they try to come to terms with day's untimely death.

Day would have been a junior at Lakota East and had just moved from California last summer.

"He was a very good student, well liked by his peers and certainly going to be a tremendous loss for our school," said Lakota East Principal Dr. Keith Kline.

That's why they're puzzled when they hear police reports that day led police on a high speed chase before crashing on I-75 Thursday morning.

While the team's schedule golf meet has been canceled for today, Combs says they're finishing the season for Jordan.

Lakota East senior Brady Williamson says he just played basketball with Jordan Day last night hours before the teen was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident.

"We left we actually parked right across from each other on the parking lot, and I waved goodbye to him as he pulled out, and that was the last time I saw him."

Day's teammates have been taking advantage of grief counselors at Lakota East.

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