Consistency

The Georgia women's golf won a NCAA Championship back in 2001. They have finished in the top-10 twice since then, but never on top. As they head into the NCAA Championships, they are currently ranked 6th. One of Georgia's top golfers is Whitney Wade. She is currently the 19th ranked golfer by Golfweek and Golfstat. The junior from Glasgow, Kentucky has won first-team All-SEC all 3 years she has competed for the Dawgs. The Championships begin on Tuesday and earlier Whitney talked to me.


Dave McMahon -- The team has played good all year, but now it's the NCAA Championships... this is for real.

Whitney Wade -- Yes. We have played good all year, but we haven't always lived up to expectations. We are hungry for a win.

DM -- You were not here in 2001 when Georgia won the NCAA Championship, but Coach Todd McCorkle was...

WW -- Sometimes he mentions that... when he talks about it, he does it in a way, that makes you want to win.

DM -- You are a junior, but many of the girls on the team are freshmen, do you give them advice, since you are one of the older girls?

WW -- Sometimes they come to me for advice. I talk to them about school and golf. We all help each other.

DM -- What are your strenghts as a golfer?

WW -- My consistency. I shoot a lot of pars.

DM -- What is the team's strength?

WW -- We are a good ball striking team. We have a lot of strengths, but we need to work on our short game.

DM -- How far is Glasgow, Kentucky from Columbus, Ohio... where the NCAA Championships are?

WW -- About 5 1/2 hours.

DM -- Are you going to have any family members come to see you compete?

WW -- My parents. My grandparents. Maybe my brother.

DM -- Have you ever played the Scarlet Course (NCAA Championship)yet?

WW -- No. I heard they changed it a lot. The greens are really fast. I heard it's a really good course.

DM -- You played in the 2003 US Open... what was that like?

WW -- It was great. I got to talk to players like Kelly Robbins and Karrie Webb and ask them advice. The whole thing was a great learning experience.

DM -- Thank you and good luck.

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