The team of sophomore Jordan Daniel, senior Allison Schwinne, sophomore Sarah Read and freshman Kenzie Johnson will be putting for the team’s first state title and, at least, a top-three finish.
“We are one of eight teams left so we are really excited about that because we know that we are one of the top eight teams in the state,” Landmark golf coach Tony Daniel said. “Last year, we came in third and we are hoping to improve on that this year.”
In order to do such, Tony Daniel firmly believes his No. 1 player and also daughter, Jordan Daniel, and No. 2 player, Schwinne, have to accomplish two goals.
“At region, Jordan shot a 76 and Allison shot a 98,” Daniel said. “If she can get to around 90 and Jordan shoots in the low 70s, which she is capable of, we got a good chance [of winning state].”
Yet as expected this will be tough with top-notch competition from Darlington and Athens Academy.
“There are some other girls who could possibly go under par,” Daniel said. “There is a girl from Athens Academy that is really good and a girl from Darlington that is good.”
And just like on any level of golf, putting is what separates the best from the best.
“There is a good bit of water on each side of the hole so they got to keep the ball straight and really they just have to be ready to play the short game,” Daniel said.
“Once they get the ball out there in the fairway, they’ve got to put it on the green and be able to play out of bunkers.”
But whatever the outcome, the 2013 season has already been a success.
“It’s been a great season,” Daniel said. “We graduated three girls last year and the two new girls who have come in this year have done a great job adapting and doing what the ones here before did.”