Season Reflections from a GRC Girls’ Golfer

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Season Reflections from a GRC Girls’ Golfer

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Hannah Curreri, Journalism 2

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Ten girls. One dream.

This year, our girls’ golf team has a dream to be the first season of GRC girls’ golfers to make it to state as a family. To do so, we must play our top five players at Regionals in Pendleton County on Sept. 26, and claim one of the two team slots available for State. So far this 2017 season, we have competed in multiple invitationals as a team, which has helped us improve our scores. We recently posted our best score, a 360, at Boones Trace National Golf Club in Richmond.

Every team, no matter how big or how small, needs a great teacher, leader, and coach. For us, that person is Scott Franklin. I know personally that it’s easy to get down on yourself when you’re playing, and it’s super hard to make a comeback. Coach always helps to encourage and boost the spirits of not only GRC players, but players from other teams as well.

This year, we have a team of all freshman and sophomore students, which is very uncommon. The great thing about this is that we have an opportunity to grow and develop throughout our high school seasons together. This season alone, everyone has improved so much, and most all of our players have shot a career best tournament score.

Although it’s amazing to play great rounds and shoot personal and team bests, what genuinely matters is our sense of family. We always lift each other up and overall help each other have fun. To succeed in our dream of going to State, we have to be more than five girls who play for the same team; we have to be a family.

Editor’s Note-
Hannah Curreri, the top girls’ golfer at GRC, is a sophomore this year. She is a Journalism II student and aspires to join the Smoke Signals Staff her junior and senior year. This 2017-2018 season is Curreri’s 5th year on the high school golf team, and her 4th year on varsity. Joining Curreri this year on the team are Molly Franklin, EA Nisbet, Brenna Rose, Joy Lisle, Ella Lucas, Kaitlyn Wiseman, Ellie Raney, Chloe Tipton, and Lauren Lewis.

Curreri also competes in multiple statewide summer tours including the Kentucky Junior PGA, Musselman Kirchdorfer Golf Tour, and the AJGA. During one of her tournament this past July in Richmond at Boones Trace Golf Club, Curreri shot a personal best, 77. A month later at Madison Central High School’s Invitational, Curreri shot a two-under-par 70 for not only her career low score, but to tie for first place. She also received the award for longest drive due to her 273-yard drive on one of the holes.