Monday, June 29, 2015

Florida U.S. Kids State Championship June 27 and 28th

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):

Round 1: Playing with Tiffany Colin (40/44) and Ariana Silva (45/42). Typical photos below: Caddie Maria with cart and then lots of standing/waiting:
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)!
From Facebook's Foundation Golf Academy (FGA):
With Round 1 in the books for the US Kids Florida State Championship, we are encouraged by where our kids stand on the leader board and their chances for success tomorrow.
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.

Sunday, Round 2: Played with Tiffany again and Madison Moman (41/39). A great round with nice chips, better putting and a near perfect chip on the Hole #6 - Par 3 (carry over water):
Ninth Hole:
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"!

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