Anday not content with strong season

Anday not content with strong season

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Anday not content with strong season

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Arjuna Anday shot in the 60s in his first three high school rounds of golf this season.

However, the Siegel senior isn’t content. He is quick to point out his miscues rather than relish in his best shots.

“It could get a lot better,” Anday said. “The two 68s I got lucky because I played well on one side. The other side I played terrible. And my (5-under) 65 at Cookeville was all right. But at that course pros can shoot 62. That’s what I need to do.

“I still have a lot of work to do.”

That’s what drives this four-year varsity golfer. It’s that drive that has colleges interested. It’s why he plays his dad Srinu Anday at Stones River Country Club at every opportunity. They will play as many holes as they can until dark.

“I just have a lot I want to work on,” Arjuna Anday said. “I want to score better. I want to hit more greens. I need to work out this winter and try and get more distance on my tee shots.”

The prep season is already winding down for Class AAA golfers. The District 7-AAA tournament is slated for Sept. 10. The Region 4-AAA tournament is slated for Sept. 14. Both tournaments are scheduled to be held at Smyrna Municipal Golf Course.

The top team and top four individuals advance to the state tournament.

Anday has averaged 67.8 through his first three high school golf matches. He was the low medalist in the Cookeville Earl Bird Invitational, beating Blackman freshman Tanner Owens in a playoff.

Anday is the top golfer on the top team in District 7-AAA. Six golfers on the team are averaging in the 70s. Arjuna Anday leads the area in season average. Teammate Kyle Clary has shot 72.8 this season. The Stars’ sixth golfer, Reid Zingale has averaged 77.9 and has filled in for Arjuna Anday when he has been competing in other tournaments.

Anday has scheduled an official visit to Columbia, an Ivy League school. He also is being recruited by Tennessee, MTSU and Vanderbilt.

“He’s stroking it very well, and putting it very well,” Siegel coach Dallas Hill said. “You’ve got to have all parts of the game together, and he’s had that so far this season.

“I hope he can hold that up.”

Anday admits he’s had moments where things went awry.

He points to the 4-under 68 he shot at Indian Hills Golf Course in his second high school match of the season. He said it could have been much lower as he was 8-under through 12 holes.

Then everything began to unfold.

“I didn’t close very well that day,” he said. “So I shot 4-under.

“I’ve got to close better and be patient.”

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