May 20, 2010 10:48 PM by Jordan Mason
The 4A girls' state high school golf tournament begins Monday in Montrose. And one of the favorites is Bryce Schroeder a sophomore at Pueblo South.
Schroeder is one of the top junior players in the nation but she's is in just her first season of high school golf. She says a Colorado state title could be a springboard to a possible pro career on the futures tour or even the LPGA. Schroeder told News First 5's Jordan Mason, "It would be awesome. It would be great. Just more publicity, getting my name out there and just more confidence for the bigger tournaments where could say I am the Colorado state champion."
Schroeder, the daughter of the former golf coach at the University of Kansas, has only been playing competitively for three years. She says she doesn't have a weakness to her game and says her biggest strength is putting. She shares the same putting coach as Tiger Woods.
Last week Schroeder won the regional tournament and beat the defending state champ. That makes here a favorite for the two-day 4A state tournament Monday and Tuesday in Montrose.