BRADENTON -- One dreams of playing professional golf; the other just wants a college scholarship.
One is a veteran, now a senior, while the other is hoping to leave her mark as a freshman.
Together, Gianna and Gabrielle Tomeo are more than just sisters on the Manatee High golf team.
They are two splendid golfers who hope to push the Hurricanes to the state tournament.
"There's finally someone that can compete with Gianna," Canes girls golf coach Alan Johnson said, "and kind of push her a little bit."
Gianna is the team leader, having qualified for the state tournament as an individual during every year of her prep career. She originally was heading out west to play at Colorado State, but has since decommitted.
However, Gianna said she doesn't want to go the professional route following a collegiate golf career.
"I want to play in college," Gianna said. " ... There's a bunch of places; I'm not sure yet. ... I want to stay on the East Coast, preferably the Northeast, but we'll see."
Meanwhile, Gabrielle is a freshman who plays like a seasoned veteran and aspires to tee it up on the LPGA Tour.
"I really need to get my short game down," Gabrielle said. "I want to get stronger, so I've been going to the gym at least every other day."
The two sisters might be on different career paths, but they both take the game seriously with the goal being to both reach the state tournament as individuals if the team doesn't qualify.
The chance to play with her younger sister, if only for one season, was the key for Gianna to head to Manatee in the first place.
"I've waited for this for a long time," Gianna said. "I would've gone to Saint Stephen's if it wasn't for her. ... I really enjoy having her on the team, because I think it's a lot of fun."
There is little in the way of sibling rivalry. The sisters practice separately under different swing coaches. The elder Tomeo goes to IMG Academy to receive instruction from Kevin Collins, while Gabrielle is tutored by Joe Stetson at Bradenton Country Club, where her family has a membership.
Even their styles on the course are different. Gianna is a better short game player, while Gabrielle's strength is her long game, evidenced by her penchant for hitting more greens in regulation than her sister.
"She actually hits it just as far as I do," Gianna said. "But my short game, I think my putting and chipping, is really accurate. That's always been my game. ... She has a different swing than I do. Her swing is more efficient. I release it early a little bit, and she holds the angle off a little longer."
The duo also has dropped similar scores in the early part of this season already. Gabrielle has nipped older sister Gianna by one shot in the first two events this fall, then shot a 2-under-par 34 to Gianna's 37 on Thursday at Manatee County Golf Course.
But that doesn't bother Gianna, who said she thinks her sister eventually will be better than she is now.
Johnson, though, has a luxury this fall with the two and new addition Danielle Wolfe, a Bradenton Country Club member who is expected to provide a boost at the No. 3 slot with scores in the low 80s when the postseason begins with 18-hole rounds.
"It gives us a chance," said Johnson about the possibility of making it deep in the postseason this season with the Tomeo sisters and Wolfe anchoring things.