"I feel like, today, I could've shot the same thing wherever they put me," Shears said. "Sometimes it benefits me, but I felt like we had to get around the same hazards as the guys did. Most of the time, when I drive a ball and hit it 30 yards further than the guys, they hit a 5-iron and I'll be hitting a 7-wood even from 30 yards closer. They'll reach the green and then I'll be short."
The 85 percent covers the entirety of the course and not individual holes. Therefore, some holes provide a distinct advantage for the closer tee, while others don't.
The No. 17 hole at Jones has the white tees (girls) at 77 yards closer, but that's not the largest margin of any hole. The No. 8 hole white tees are 86 yards closer than the boys.
For Snodgrass - who will play her college golf at the University of Alabama at Birmingham - the 85 percent rule is just about right.
"It's pretty close," she said. "That's usually how it works out. It normally equals out. There might be one or two holes here or there where I have a lesser club, but, for the most part, it does equal out."
Change isn't likely anytime soon, although the coaches committee brought up the subject during the State Tournament.
"The way we are in the state, they have to compete against each other," said Davidson, whose daughter Lauryn is a junior golfer at Parkersburg High School. "Is it more fair to make them play the same tees? Is it less fair what's considered an advantage?
"There could be one hole where the girl would take a bunker out of play and be 60 yards ahead on one hole. Well, the next hole and they're right next to each other and the girl has to hit two more clubs than the guy does. So, it kind of evens out. I think the number's right. I don't think changing it is the right thing to do."
Davidson has three allies in Snodgrass, Sanders and Shears. Snodgrass was especially adamant in her feelings, especially after seeing Westside's Drew Bragg hit off the No. 1 tee.
"That'd be ridiculous," Snodgrass said. "The kid I was playing with today (Drew Bragg of Westside), his first drive went like 340. That wouldn't be fair for me to have to play from the same tees."
Sanders said the Jones Course exacerbates the disadvantage that the girls have.
"You might get a 10-yard advantage on the tee box," Sanders said. "The girls shouldn't have to play the same distance as the guys. Guys are a lot stronger than girls. It's not that girls can't hit as straight as the guys, it's the length of the individual shots."
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