TCA Golfer Aims For State and Double Duty at FHU
Allie Carpenter has played golf competitively since middle school. Golf, however, is less intense than the other sport she plays at Trinity Christian Academy.
Carpenter is a center fielder for the Lady Lions.
"I love playing (golf) with these girls and getting to play another sport. It’s relaxing and fun,” Carpenter said.
Allie's performance in the district tournament Monday earned the Lady Lions a second place finish and a spot in the region tournament.
"It was a relief to know we made it another step which will hopefully lead to state, which is the main goal," said Carpenter.
"The girls are excited,” said TCA head golf coach Phillip Robinson.
They've been successful all season,” Robinson said. Coach Robinson said the only tournaments the team lost this year was to Lexington – the district champions. TCA will meet Lexington again in the region championships.
While advancing to the state tournament is Allie's primary goal, she is aware of what a deep post season run will do to her college resume. Allie has already secured a softball scholarship to Freed-Hardeman, but she would also like to earn a spot on the FHU golf team.
“I think I’m going to talk to the (FHU golf) coach. I'm excited about maybe playing two sports. I can tell him i made it this far. I love golf it would be weird not playing golf in college,” said Carpenter.
If she plays well in the regional on Monday and earns a spot in the state tournament, Allie could prove she has the type of talent that would make it impossible for any coach to say no.