Tardy approved by GHSA to play for Norcross

The Georgia High School Association gave Norcross’ golf program great news this week with its approval of Bailey Tardy’s hardship case.

The decision allows Tardy, a Georgia commitment and one of the nation’s top junior golfers, to compete for the Blue Devils’ varsity team this spring. The school had to file a hardship case because Tardy transferred from private Greater Atlanta Christian, where she played her first two seasons, back to her home district high school.

The junior was the Daily Post’s girls golfer of the year each of her first two seasons at GAC. She helped the Spartans to a team state title as a freshman when she also was the individual state champion.

Tardy told the Daily Post earlier this year her main reason for transferring to Norcross was because it allowed her to dual-enroll in both college and high school classes, with the idea of gathering enough college credit that she won’t miss any UGA golf matches as a freshman.

Tardy, who was the low amateur at the Symetra Tour Championship in September, has been committed to UGA since the end of her freshman year of high school.