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July 27, 2007

Given to Fly: Stuckey on track for eighth women’s city title

It was only eight years ago that Cara Stuckey graduated from Terre Haute South High School after outstanding careers in golf and basketball.

She is still the all-time scoring leader for the Braves’ basketball team.

But the former Indiana University golf standout has already racked up seven Terre Haute women’s city golf championships since her prep days.

Stuckey tees off at the course she grew up on, Rea Park, this morning at 7:30, as 24 women will try to stop her from claiming her eighth title, which would put her into a tie for third all-time in the 68th year of the tournament. If Stuckey continues to live in Terre Haute, who knows how many titles she could rack up?

Today’s round serves as qualifying for a three-day match-play tournament that starts Saturday and concludes Monday.

Stuckey has spent a lot of time on the golf course in her life, but lately it’s been mostly spent trying to get more girls to share her love of the game.

Still, Stuckey expects her game to be up to par.

“I haven’t competed as much as I used to,” said Stuckey. “I’ll get some practice in this week and hopefully I’ll be ready by [today].”

Stuckey put on a camp for more than 30 girls at Rea Park in June.

“I love working with the younger ones,” she said. “They’re enthusiastic and just love being out there. The earlier you start, the better chance you have of keeping them involved as they get older.”

Maybe one day one of those girls can challenge her for the city title.

This year, Stuckey will be challenged by two of her pupils — sophomore Sloane Engle and junior Katelyn Gosnell.

“I encourage them to play in any tournament they can because competing is going to improve their game,” Stuckey said.

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