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June 17, 2006

Stuckey hopes young girls enjoy golf as she does

An old saying indicates, “Dynamite comes in small packages.” When it comes to Cara Stuckey, the adage is certainly on the mark.

The 5-foot-5, 120-pound Stuckey might not have been mistaken for a high school basketball player, but a basketball player she was, and a very talented one to boot.

As a point guard on the South Vigo girls’ basketball squad, she helped her team to three sectional titles and two regional championships. During her senior year in 1999, Stuckey tossed in 38 points against Sullivan despite taking only 14 shots at the basket. Cara recalls, “I liked playing basketball because you could get pumped up when the crowd is behind you.”

Cara’s experience as a golfer began when she was in the fourth grade. She recalls, “My dad, Larry, would drop me off at Rea Park where I could play all day, often with Scott or Charlie Kluesner.” She added, “I think both of them know my golf game better than I do.”

Both Kluesners had outstanding high school golf careers and both earned college scholarships, Scott at IUPUI and Charlie at Oakland University, where he is a junior. Matching shots with the boys must have had a positive effect on Stuckey’s golf game. During her freshman year at South in 1995, she qualified individually for the IHSAA state finals by finishing second in the sectional and third in the regional. Stuckey also reached the finals during her sophomore year. In her senior season, it was back to the finals and a top 12 finish. She recalls losing in a playoff her junior year when an opponent holed a 35-foot putt.

Although basketball was Stuckey’s favorite sport during high school, before graduation she began to think about college golf and a golf scholarship. When one was awarded, she followed in the footsteps of the Kluesner brothers as a scholarship golfer.

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