Girls Golf All A Win!

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On Saturday Sept. 12, the girls, golf team continued its winning ways as it won the All A State Tournament for the fourth year in a row. Although the conditions and procedures were very different from last year, the team still managed to push through and win a state title. Christy Ann Carter, 9, explained what it took for the team to prevail. “We all trusted our process and stuck to our game and got the job done.” This win means a lot to the team because it is a pretty young team and the players have accomplished so much this season. Carter Lankford,7, shot under par for the first time and won the individual title.

Mary Keene Marrs, 11, a member of both the state championship teams described what the win means to the team during the pandemic. “Thankfully, for the most part, golf has continued as normal through Covid because it is an outdoor sport and naturally we are all distanced already. What I have missed this year are the bonding opportunities with our golf families before and after rounds. Our fourth All-A team win is so exciting because it proves our young team has continued the legacy built over these last few years. I am proud to be a part of the past All-A wins but I am extremely excited about the future as we move forward into the post season tournament play. This All-A win proves we have what it takes to compete with the best in the state individually and as a team.”

While golf is one sport that has not been affected as much by restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, there have been changes. James Carter, Christy Ann’s dad appreciates the efforts to keep the competition going. “As a parent I feel like the tournament organizers are doing everything they can to keep the athletes safe. Parents, coaches and athletes are using masks where required and practicing social distancing. Flag sticks are left in to reduce contact between athletes. Award ceremonies have been cut short to reduce large crowds after play. The number of spectators per player are limited as well. All of this promotes a safe environment and allows the girl to compete in the game they love. Overall, we just feel extremely blessed that the girls are able to play this season while everyone is doing their part to stay healthy.” This season will definitely be different but the girls golf team is already off to a great start.