Penn-Trafford golfer Conner making progress in summer series
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Penn-Trafford golfer Amanda Conner knows golf is a game that needs constant practice for improvement, and she's spending plenty of time on the course trying to do just that this summer.
Conner, a rising sophomore at Penn-Trafford, is competing in the Kings Restaurant Junior Golf Series this summer at courses throughout Western Pennsylvania. She took first place in the girls 12-15-year-old age division at two tournaments last month.
“I'm comfortable with where I am, but everyone's game always basically needs some improvement,” Conner said. “(In) this sport, you'll never have the perfect swing or the perfect game. There's always something to improve on.”
This summer marks Conner's third in the Junior Golf Series. Golfers from around the WPIAL compete in the series.
“Everyone is a very good golfer there,” Conner said. “It's tough competition, but we all get along very well. We make each other better.”
Conner said she was working to improve her overall game this summer, “trying to pull everything together.”
So far, she's seeing good results. She won a tournament at Glengarry Golf Links in Latrobe on June 16, shooting a 2-over-par 71, and followed that up with another win at the Nemacolin Woodlands Links on June 25, shooting a 4-over 75.
After tying for fifth place in a tournament at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course on Monday, Conner ranked fifth in the girls 12-15 point standings in the race for Kings Restaurants Player of the Year. One of Conner's former Penn-Trafford teammates, Rachael Huber, ranked fifth in the girls 16-18 standings.
Conner is hoping to make a repeat appearance in the Dick's Sporting Goods Junior Championship, scheduled for Aug. 7 at Ligonier Country Club.
“I'm aiming to go to it again this year,” she said. “I'm just mainly aiming this year to consistently shoot in the 70s.”
As a freshman, Conner helped Penn-Trafford win the WPIAL Class AAA championship for the second straight season. The Warriors went on to finish second at the PIAA Class AAA tournament. Despite the graduation of three starters, Penn-Trafford will attempt to win its third straight WPIAL title in 2014.
“It was amazing,” Conner said of winning the championship last year. “The fact that my team and I got to achieve something that major was amazing.”
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