Fayetteville Lady Bulldogs Win Ninth State Title In Eleven Years
Fayetteville entered the final day of the Class 7A girls golf state tournament at the Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club with a nine-stroke lead and never looked back. The Lady Bulldogs shot a final round 253 to capture their 9th state title in eleven years.
“I dreamed that this was going to happen again for us and it did and I am so excited,” said Junior Anna-Grace Lavy.
“You know it was relief that we finally made it back to the top after dropping a little bit last year,” said Head Coach Scott Williams. “So relief, but joy at the same time, because I am so proud for the girls and what they accomplished.”
“It is incredible,” said Senior Alison Head. “We all worked so hard for this and it’s just so awesome that it is paying off.”
Last year Conway ended Fayetteville’s streak of seven consecutive titles and that made the girls even more motivated to go out and win state this season.
“These girls were disappointed last year,” said Assistant Coach Kellie Lavy. “They wanted it. As soon as that tournament was over last year, they got together and said they were going to work hard and do it.”
Capturing the school’s 14th title was not easy. The tournament featured the best competition in the state.
“I knew our team was good, but playing against several of these teams we competed against we also knew how good our competition was,” said Williams. “We never underestimated any of those people and knew there were teams out there that we had to play well to beat.”
Anna-Grace Lavy was Fayetteville top performer. She earned a top five finish by shooting a two-day score of 157.