In a matter of weeks a Fort Dorchester workforce went from presumably having to cancel its season to claiming a area championship.
The Patriots Women Golf program had developed into one of many stronger groups within the Lowcountry however when it got here time to open observe for the 2020 season Fort Dorchester discovered itself with no coach and with solely two gamers. Because the scores of the highest 4 people from every workforce depend towards workforce scores in highschool golf, that wasn’t sufficient gamers to discipline a workforce.
Nevertheless, Fort Dorchester Athletic Director Steve LaPrad discovered a brand new coach and she or he satisfied two different golfers to hitch the workforce in time to salvage the season.
“Coach LaPrad requested me if I’d be considering teaching the workforce,” Daisy-Might Kenny, a golf biomechanics specialist and golf coach at Wescott Golf Membership, stated. “I wasn’t totally positive about it as a result of I’m new to the realm, however I’m conversant in issues corresponding to what it takes to get a school golf scholarship so I made a decision I’d attempt to assist out.”
On Oct. 5 Aubrey Clements, Maegan Maddray, Olivia Reed and Sarah Petersen mixed to offer Fort Dorchester a profitable rating of 396 on the 2020 Area 8-AAAAA Women Golf Championship match at Wescott. That was simply sufficient to edge out Summerville, which positioned second with 397 factors. Trailing have been Ashley Ridge (399) and West Ashley (471).
“The women put in numerous onerous work this season,” Kenny stated. “All of them appear to be actually having fun with golf once more and we’ve a pleasant workforce vibe. We misplaced a match to Summerville earlier this 12 months so it was nice to see them pull collectively and win such a good match.”
Fort Dorchester has now gained its area for every of the previous six years.
Summerville junior Taylor Perry was the low medalist for this 12 months’s area match, which earned her a spot on the 2020 All-region Workforce. Perry was additionally named the Area Women Golf Participant of the Yr for the second consecutive season.
Additionally making the all-region workforce have been Avery Smith (AR), Clements (FD), Maddray (FD), Sofia Villarose (AR), Annabel Carmen (SHS), McKenzie Driggers (SHS) and Reed (FD).
Kenny was named the 2020 Area Women Golf Coach of the Yr.
“I’m fortunate to have her,” LaPrad stated. “She is aware of golf and actually helped our women shave quite a bit strokes off their recreation.”
All of the groups will subsequent compete within the Decrease State Qualifier match at Shaftesbury Glen in Conway Oct. 19. The highest groups and particular person golfers from the qualifier advance to compete in opposition to the highest groups and people from the Higher State Qualifier through the 5A Women Golf Championship match.