If Turner wins its first state championship in girls’ golf on Thursday, much of the credit will go to the McGill sisters.
On Turner’s golfing foursome are three sisters. Twin sisters Andi and Perri McGill are seniors while little sister Tracy is a freshman. The only non-McGill and non-redhead on the team is junior Shelby Odell.
The Turner girls posted a team score of 310 Wednesday at the Trosper Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City to take a commanding lead in the Class 2A Girls state high school golf championships.
Turner has a 32-stroke lead over second place Mooreland heading into Thursday’s final round.
“We all played phenomenal,” Perri McGill said after Wednesday’s round. “Tracy shot her best score. Shelby shot her best score that she shot all year. I shot my best score and Andi shot right up there where she has been shooting. We did really well.”
Two years ago Turner finished third as a team when the two oldest McGill sisters were sophomores. Last year Turner didn’t have four golfers to field a team.
“This year we brought little sister up,” Perri said. “With three siblings on the team, it would be awesome to have the state championship.”
Perri said the McGill sisters didn’t play much golf until high school.
“We played a couple of times with dad when we were younger but not really a whole lot,” Perri said. “We’ve had two or three lessons. We’ve never had a swing coach or anything. This last year we would go to the pro at Lake Murray with problems that we’ve had, but other than that, we haven’t had very much coaching at all.”
Perri said the sisters have improved each year, especially from last year. Perri tied for 17th individually in last year’s state tournament but is in the hunt for the title this year, just two strokes behind leader Shelbie Miller of Nowata.
Sister Andi is five strokes back while Odell is six strokes off the lead.
Both Andi and Perri have earned scholarships to play golf and basketball at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany.