The 3A girls’ golf state championship is Monday and Tuesday at the Barony at Port Royal course in Hilton Head. The South Pointe Stallions will be defending last year’s title and for senior captain Whitney Carter, the event will be her final high school tournament after playing for head coach Kimberly Case. We caught up with Carter as she prepares to end her high school golfing career with a bang before continuing her career at Winthrop.
Q: As the reigning state champions, how do you think this year’s state tournament will go?
A: I don’t really know, we’ve kind of struggled all season, but I think hopefully we’ll make top five.
Q: You are already committed to Winthrop, how does it feel to know that you are going to the next level?
A: It’s definitely a big relief. I know before I committed it was like I’ve gotta play good for this tournament so that way college coaches will want me but now it’s like now I just have to better myself so I will be ready to play in college.
Q: Why Winthrop?
A: They offered me the best scholarship and I met the coach and she was super nice and I love their facilities.
Q: Are you going to live on campus? Do you think you will go home and visit your parents often?
A: Yeah I will, I’ll live with the other freshman coming in next year. My mom already said that she’ll do my laundry so that’s a big bless.
Q: One of your former teammates, Chandler Case, plays at Winthrop; how do you think it will be to play with her again?
A: I’m looking forward to it, we always work good together on the team, and she’s a good friend of mine so I think she’ll be a big help.
Q: What are your future plans after college?
A: To work in the healthcare field, I’m not really sure yet but definitely want to do that.
Q: Do you think you’ll do anything with golf after college?
A: I don’t look to pursue it professionally or anything. I might just do it for fun.
Q: How did you get into golf?
A: My dad played and he signed me up for some lessons, so I just got into it.
Q: Who would you say is your biggest influence in golf?
A: My dad, definitely, he’s always there to support me. He can’t come to state this year and it breaks my heart and it breaks his heart too.
Q: Do you have a favorite club?
A: Definitely my driver. I love my driver, I hate my putter, but I love my driver.
A: Because I usually hit it the best. It’s the most accurate.