Over the past 18 days, Alyzabeth has played in three U.S. Kids State Tournaments, each were two days in length (her group - ages 8 - 9, plays two rounds of nine holes each). The Georgia, combined South/North Carolina States and now the Florida State.
She placed 2nd, 1st and now 4th. She shot her first rounds in the 30's as an eight-year-old (38-34-37). Much to be happy about this summer!
Practice round on Friday afternoon with Coach Jason (front nine on Disney Magnolia - last year she played on Oak Trail):
Ninth Hole handshakes:
Scoring Table - Round #1:
Caddie Maria with AA after round one (shot a 42 - had a 7 on Par 3/Hole 3 - sand bunker problems)!
Alyzabeth Morgan shot 42 after an unfortunate incident with a sand trap had her four over after 3 holes. She took it to the last 6 holes and is ready for tomorrow.
From our Facebook page:
AA had the one "bad" hole (Par 3/Hole 3), otherwise would have been in the top 5; she's made a few adjustments to have a great round today. Rain and the wet fairways will not help but she is ready to whomp them again!
Comment from Caddie: Maria Castellucci You got that right!!! Caddie is going to be a little wiser today and she will play amazing!! Have a gut feeling.
Coach Jason, Caddie Maria; all smiles with AA's round of 37!!!
From FGA: Congratulations to Alyzabeth Morgan who posted the lowest final round in the US Kids Florida State Championship in the Girls 8-9 year old division. Alyzabeth shot a one over par 37 to catapult to a tie for 4th place for the tournament. FGA is so proud of your top 5 finish (she was 9th after round 1).
Also, AA was just one stroke shy of third place (42/37); we will take it!! Thanks to Caddie Maria keeping AA focused and positive today (she also protected AA during a gusty rainy blast-mini-hurricane on Hole#8!! Siren went off and play was suspended!!).
The top three (AA was runner up to G. Nip in Georgia, and now in Florida placed one stroke behind her):
Now for a short break then getting ready for the "World's"!