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July 5, 2012

RUB OF THE GREEN: Marrs' pro career taking off

TERRE HAUTE — Gennifer Marrs was a standout performer for the Terre Haute North girls golf team during her high school days. She received the Patriots’ Gold Medal Award on three separate occasions for her prowess on fairways and greens throughout Indiana.

Gennifer is the daughter of Rob and Suzy Anderson. Grandparents Carrie and Budd Werneke have provided additional support in regard to the many facets of the game of golf.

Carrie Werneke, with a plethora of wins in ladies golf competition, credits her husband, Budd, with not only developing her golf game, but also teaching Gennifer the rudiments of the sport.

After being graduated from North Vigo, Gennifer entered Indiana University. She earned a spot on the IU team as a “walk on.” Her resume included a runner-up finish in the Terre Haute Women’s City Tourney; a hole-in-one on the third hole at Idle Creek in Terre Haute and a 75 as a low score at The Pointe near Bloomington. Gennifer completed her studies at Indiana University and graduated with honors.

All indications point to the fact that Gennifer Marrs is on the “fast track” as she pursues a career in golf. With support from her family, and the preparations she has made, it would seem that she will succeed with flying colors in her chosen area of the golf spectrum. Her many talents on and off the golf course demonstrate that she would be a valuable addition to any golf program.

Just a short time ago, Gennifer earned her LPGA card. Currently, she has completed requirements for her Club Pro and Teacher’s Card. She passed the players’ proficiency test by shooting 78 when the target score was 84. She also passed the club professional’s written test as she works toward a position with the First Tee program. She is now located in the Washington, D. C. area and is assisting the ladies golf coach at Georgetown University.

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