PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The Southwest Section wins the Junior Sectional Challenge Match after earning 62.7 points over the two-day event. The West finished as runner-up totaling 57.2 points. The 43rd annual competition took place at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, July 25-26.
Two outstanding athletes, who excelled on the diamond and even on the hardwood, have been selected as the 2015-2016 Athletes of the Year for Walker County.
Rising sophomore Tucker Windham tied for 14th place overall in Future Masters Golf Tournament, held at the Dothan, Ala. Country Club, June 17-24.
Girls' Player of the Year - Macall Miller (Fr., Gordon Lee)
Last week the Calhoun Lady Jackets added a second straight Class AAA State Championship Trophy to the case as they won the state tournament in Hephzibah over Blessed Trinity in a playoff.
Calhoun High senior Katie Rose Rawls (seated, second from left) signed a golf scholarship with Shorter University (Rome, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Monday saw the state’s top high school golfers take to the links one final time this season, and the experience was not lost on the Model boys’ team.
The pressure was on Monday as Calhoun went to a playoff with Blessed Trinity in efforts to defend their state title from last season, and the Lady Jackets responded in fine fashion.
Walker County has earned a reputation over the past several years as a fertile ground for developing young golfers.
On the course, a golfer is the sole competitor, playing a game that is far more mental than anything. And as local teams prepare for the GHSA state tournaments in or near Augusta on Monday, finding a comfort zone is important.