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Hoover teen opts for home schooling to devote time to work on goal of winning Women’s U.S. Open

Candace Schepperle picked up her first golf club at age 3.

Her father, David, specially made it by cutting down the size.

At 8, she played in her first junior golf tournament. Now, at 16, the Hoover girl wants to conquer the sport.

‘This year my ultimate goal is to win the U.S. Women’s Open. It’s hard, but I’m going to focus. It’s my dream and I want to dream big.’

To try to make her dreams happen, Schepperle, who is the highest-ranked junior girl in the state at No. 73 nationally, decided not to enroll at Hoover High School for her junior year. She and her family chose home schooling instead, to allow more time for golf. Read more…

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