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Hendricks signs with Wofford
Alex Hendricks
Alex Hendricks, seated in center, signs a letter of intent to play golf for Wofford College. Hendricks is joined by (L-R) father Grant, Metter coach Clay Hill and mother Cheryl. - photo by MIKE ANTHONY/staff

              Alex Hendricks signed a letter of intent to play golf for Wofford College.

            “This is a big day for me,” said Hendricks. “I’ve had a lot of fun so far, but this is a whole new beginning.”

            Surprisingly enough, Hendricks is relatively new to the game for someone who has just been awarded a scholarship. She had never played up until the end of her freshman year when she was finally convinced to give golf a try.

            “At first, I just wanted to help my friend, Tess (Fordham),” said Hendricks. “We won region the first time I ever played 18 holes. After that, I was hooked, and I’ve been working on getting better since then.”

            “I had to twist her arm to get her to play,” said Metter coach Clay Hill. “I knew that Alex was a great athlete and competitor, so I wanted to get her to play. She’s really done a tremendous job in such a short time.”

            Since then, Hendricks has helped lead Metter to three consecutive region titles, including a state championship during the 2008 campaign. Now, she looks to take her talent to the next level.

            “I saw a lot of things that I liked when I visited Wofford,” said Hendricks. “Metter is a small town and Wofford has that same feel to it. I think I’ll be right at home.”

            While Wofford awaits in the fall, there is still some business to attend to at Metter. In addition to the golf team, Hendricks is also undefeated on the season as the Lady Tigers’ No. 1 singles player in tennis. Metter is 10-0 on the season as Hendricks looks to lead them to a region title.