We traveled to the Georgia State Championship, at Orchard Hill, Newnan, run by the U.S. Kids Golf staff, this was our first. AA has played in the Florida State but felt she needed more tournaments during the summer to keep competitive. With no Jacksonville Summer Tour, she needs to keep playing either with other US Kids groups or the NFJG, etc.
Wednesday - The practice round on The Rock Garden went very well with Caddie Maria. Of course, allowing AA to drive the golf cart is a sure way to keep her motivated!
AA is applying the break while Caddie Maria is already out and heading to the clubs!
Thursday - Day one of the tournament, paired with Gracie Grant (FL) and Zoe Duval (GA). We played with Zoe at Jekyll Island. Hole #1:
Ninth Hole: Shaking hands; AA had her best round to date as an 8 year old - a score of 38 (two over).
Scoring table where we find out that she was tied; two tied in first place with 35's; and AA tied with another with the 38:
Last hole with threesome Staci Pla and Tiffany Chang:
Rare moment with Jason and Maria in a HUG!
Photos while waiting for the final scores to be posted:
Posting...... drum roll (we thought she placed third....):
Tied for second! Yahoo!
Green status for another year!
Winner Gloria - so cute when asked to speak:
The happy FGA Staff - with five kids traveling from FGA - two 1st places, one 2nd place, and a 7th and 9th.
First place winner Karoline Tuttle (10 - 11) and Aaron DeWitt (Boys 8); photo with Coach Jason and owner Foundation Golf Academy in Orlando:
With trophy right before getting on the road home and what I posted on Facebook: In Alyzabeth's words, "Now that was exciting"! Second place finish in the Georgia State! Plus her best round ever, a 34 for nine holes!! Thanks to Super Caddie Maria!
Trophy for runner-up:
Comments on Facebook, from Day 1 and 2:
Catherine Hollaway Good luck AA!
Mia Abner Morge Wish we were there! Good Luck AA!!
Liz Nguyen-Chao Go AA!!! Go get them! You rock!!!
Vivian Kotler Masson Good luck AA!
Dawn Minney I love seeing all these photos of AA playing but a video would be pure magic.
Lynn Fenchak Dunham Play well!!
Jordan Wilhelmy Go get em girl. Long and straight.
Ann Caton Cobb (thumbs up!)
Sheri Patterson I am so proud of her, she don't know she has a (great-aunt, be sure an tell her, I am rooting like all getout. Good luck angel!!!!
Patti Caton All the best AA!!! Have fun and a great game!
Jordan Wilhelmy We want it live. Stream it.
Ford Alyson Cobb Morgan She did well, first time as an 8-year old in the 30's. She shot a 38; will see what tomorrow brings!
Brian-Melinda Decker Fantastic job AA!!!
Ford Alyson Cobb Morgan She had the lowest round today of all the girls (8-9) for both days.
Tim Dunham Congrats!
Liz Nguyen-Chao Congrats!!! Great job!
Sheri Patterson Congratulations, Angel girl, your living your dream, I can tell. Watch out World here I come.!!!!!!!!!!
- Maria Castellucci I could not have been more proud to be with you today watching you play such amazing golf. You are such an incredible golfer and young lady.
- Wendi Baker That is cool!
- Frankie Quinones Awesome AA!!! All that practicing it's paying off. Congrats!!!!
- Ann Caton Cobb You are super girl. What a day,. What a tournament. Congratulations.
- Georgia Stanaitis Foerstner Wow! Way to go AA!
- Janet Marcil Boucher Congrats cutie!
- Mary Ranaghan Latini What a tremendous score for anyone, let alone an 8 year old. I need to share this so my friends will be nervous when AA starts playing at my Member Guest tournaments.
- Catherine Hollaway Wow, that is exciting ! We are so proud of you AA.
- Leaa Morgan Cruce Woop woop! Great job, Alyzabeth
- Candy Kennard Garska So proud of her!!
- Marilyn Garner Congrats on great play!!
- Patti Caton Congratulations AA! Way to go!!
- Linda Kay Bell Way to go she is going to be a super star someday
- Ann Caton Cobb If Icould hit that 'like' button more than once, it would be a hundred times. You shouldbeveryproud of yourself. You did it!!
- Kathy Grant Nyman I can't wait to hear all about it! Congratulations! So proud of you!
- Cathy Moore Rangeo congrats.... that is awesome...Amanda Dietz Yay,AA!!Patti Caton Way to go AA1Catherine Hollaway You go girl!!Ann Caton Cobb great job Granddaughter!!
A hearty congratulations to Alyzabeth Morgan who posted her lowest round of competitive golf to date. She finished with a two under par 34 to place 2nd in the US Kids Georgia State Championship. FGA could not be more proud of the poise that you showed throughout the round. Way to go AA!!!