Davies sisters headline top golf teamFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Davies Girls golf team has picked up right where it left off last season. The defending state champions, have the lowest scoring average in the state, by nearly 20 strokes. And as Jody Norstedt explains, they're getting it done with a great 1-2 punch.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Davies Girls golf team has picked up right where it left off last season. The defending state champions, have the lowest scoring average in the state, by nearly 20 strokes. And as Jody Norstedt explains, they're getting it done with a great 1-2 punch.
Heather Yarber, Davies Girls Golf Coach: “It's nice to have two great examples, along with the rest of the varsity team. But, two great examples that are going to go out there and practice, and show the younger players what needs to be done to maintain this. So, I feel very lucky that they're on my team.”
Davies Head Coach Heather Yarber is referring to her two top players, Kathleen Marsh and Jennifer Marsh, sisters that boast the two top scoring averages in the EDC this season. The Marsh sisters have helped Davies become the best team in the state, but there's another battle that these swinging siblings are worried about, and that's who the best in the house is.
Kathleen Marsh, Davies Jr. Golfer (2011 State Runner up): “It's not like I want her to shoot a bad score. I just want to do a couple strokes better.”
Jennifer Marsh, Davies Fr. Golfer: “We're always trying to beat each other, so our mental game has gotten pretty strong over the years. Jennifer, just a freshman has the lowest scoring average in the EDC. But older sister Kathleen has piled up more wins, finishing first 3 times.”
Kathleen: “We both want to do well and we're happy for each other if we do well, but we just want to do better.”
While the girls have shared success, they're golf games are completely different. For starters, Kathleen is a lefty, a result of suffering a stroke when she was born. As for the rest of their games?
Kathleen: “I'd say I'm more accurate with hitting fairways and greens. But, she hits it a lot farther than me.”
Jennifer: “Well, she's worked harder than I have, but I have more natural ability.”
If the two continue to play as well as they have, this year's battle for the individual state title could have its most interesting storyline in tournament history.
Davies also has depth. The Eagles have 5 of the top 10 golfers in the EDC.