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Hermann To Lead Dalton State at NAIA Championship

Sydney Hermann, former Ponca City star and now in her sophomore season at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia, will help her team compete this week at the NAIA National Championship.
Due to the COVID-19 situation in Michigan, the event was moved to Rose Creek Golf Club in Edmond. The event will take place May 25-28 and will be hosted by Oklahoma City University. That makes it a homecoming of sorts for Hermann.
Hermann has played in four events this year, finishing in the top 10 in all and the top five in two of them and boasts a stroke average of 76.9.
She believes the Dalton State team’s strength is its balance, with any of the five starters capable of leading the team in a given event.
Hermann, who is majoring in business administration, returned to Oklahoma last summer and entered the Women’s State Amateur Championship, where she made it all the way to the finals before losing to University of Tulsa coach Annie Young.
Although her freshman season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic at Dalton State, Hermann was named freshman of the year and named to the conference’s all-freshman team and all-conference first team.
She won the Oklahoma Class 6A Girls Golf championship her senior year at Ponca City High School and finished second in the state tournament her sophomore season in high school.