The GHS golf teams have put a wrap on their seasons within the last three weeks with their participation in their respective state tournaments. The Lady Bulldogs played in Hot Springs over three days, September 24-26, while the Bulldogs played in Paragould a week later.
The defending state champions in Class 6A, the Lady Bulldogs finished third overall this year in the newly reconfigured Class 5A. The GHS girls combined for a score of 283 strokes, 15 shots behind second place Mountain Home (268) and first place Hot Springs Lakeside (263).
Greenwood was led by juniors Jordyn Lane and Ella Austin who shot a 92 and 94, respectively. Freshman Hallie Jones carded a 97 and senior J.J. Mohetau finished the course with a 112.
The GHS boys, who finished second last season in the Class 6A state tournament, finished in sixth place at Paragould last week to end their season.
The Bulldogs combined for a total score of 308. Playing on their home course, the Paragould Rams captured the championship with a score of 293, ending the eight-year run of 6A state titles won by Jonesboro.
But Greenwood senior Evan Griffith fired an impressive two-under-par 68, good enough for tournament medalist and all-state honors. This is the second consecutive year for Griffith to earn medalist honors. He will travel to Little Rock this Thursday (10/11) to play in the state overall golf tournament.
GHS senior Bradley Brotherton also received all-state honors after firing a career-low score of 72. Sophomore Brady Fein, sophomore Hayden Weaver, and junior Landon Tuck wrapped things up for Greenwood with scores of 82, 86, and 89, respectively.
The two teams are coached by Ronnie Williams, who is retiring after this school year ends, and assistant Ronnie Sockey, who also is the head coach for GHS softball.