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Jordan Frodge signs Monday to play golf for Georgetown.
Jordan Frodge signs Monday to play golf for Georgetown.
Women's Golf - Tue, Feb. 7, 2017

Marlene Schulte has not been on the job long as Georgetown College women's golf coach, but she is already blazing a trail of future Tigers to help build the program she wants. Her first foundation block is a solid rock in Mason County High School standout Jordan Frodge.

The Kentucky native signed as Schulte's first commit Monday afternoon in her high school library.

As the number two golfer, Frodge has helped the Lady Royals finish eighth in the state the past two seasons. She posted her best scores under pressure at the final tournament, illustrating her calm in the fire.

"I love challenges. I've always been a person that whenever a challenge comes my way I want to take it head on and go through it," Frodge said to her hometown paper the Independent Ledger.

Frodge has been on the MCHS golf team since sixth grade and coach John Arn has seen a lot of growth and improvement in the past six years. He sees her as one of the top athletes in Mason County.

Schulte was quick to agree as it took her little time to know she wanted Frodge as a Tiger.

"I'm very excited to have Jordan joining the team," Schulte said. "From the first moment I met Jordan, it was an easy decision and I wanted her on the team. She's well rounded in her academic desires and athletic abilities. It means a lot to sign such an incredible individual as my first signee."

Not only has Frodge competed on the state level for golf, but also cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and girls' basketball.

It was a tough decision between college basketball and golf for Frodge, who is 57 points shy of 1,000 in her Lady Royal career. However, the family she has built with her high school teammates in basketball had her thinking this is where she wants to leave that part of her game.

"The more I thought about it, I mean I can't play with another group of girls that are better than what I have now for basketball especially," Frodge told the Ledger. "I've been with a lot of them since the second grade, and I couldn't play with another group of girls."

However, her college golf teammates sure hope she wants to play a little basketball with them – intramural basketball.

"I went back and told our girls about her and when I told them she's a good basketball player, their heads perked up," Schulte said. "They have an intramural team that they are so scrappy about and I think they're even more excited that she plays basketball (jokingly)."

It will be different for Frodge as she focuses and hones in on one sport, but one Arn is sure will be fruitful for her and Georgetown.

"Her upside is huge. She's played so many sports throughout the years, once she plays one sport, sky is the limit for her," Arn told the Ledger. "I think we all know that, being behind her and following her all these years. There's not anything she can't do if she sets her mind to it."

Frodge is also excited about the opportunity to really settle on one sport.

"It will be huge that I can just focus on golf," Frodge said. "Even during golf season, I started running cross country this year and that impacted how much I practiced golf. Being able to practice golf year around and having no other sports to practice for will help a lot."

She will be staying connected to all other sports on GC's campus, though, through her desire to study athletic training and eventually go to physical therapy school.



 

 
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