COLLEGE GOLF: Wallace State golf teams wrap up successful fall seasons; Lady Lions win Jeff State Invitational


The Lady Lions Golf Team finished their fall season strong by winning the Jefferson State Invitational last week. 

HANCEVILLE — Wallace State’s men’s golf team wrapped up its fall slate this week, finishing sixth at the Central Alabama Trojan Invitational in Alexander City. 

Freshman Carter Goodwin had Wallace State’s top finish in the event, trying for ninth overall with a 3-over par 147 (76-71). Goodwin shared ninth place with seven others. 

Matt Smith finished with a 5-over 149 for the Lions, Anthony Lumpkin shot a 154 and Hunter McKelvy a 155. Brody Simmons rounded out the field for Wallace State with a 167. 

Central Alabama won the tournament on its home course, outlasting Calhoun by five strokes.

 Wallace State was coming off a tournament runner-up finish at the Northeast Alabama Community College in Scottsboro.

 McKelvy, a Fairview native, and Smith were each named to the All-Tournament team.  

 Smith put together a solid fall season for the Lions, earning low medalist at the NJCAA Division I National Preview Tournament in early October and finishing third at the Wallace State Invitational in September. Smith, a freshman from Clements, was an All-Tournament selection three times this fall.  

 Meanwhile, Wallace State’s women’s golf team closed the fall season in convincing fashion. The Lady Lions, the two-time defending ACCC champions, prevailed in the Jefferson State Invitational last week, winning by 20 strokes over runner-up Jeff State.

 Sophomore Michaela Bryan was the individual runner-up, carding a 166 (87-79). Freshman Maci Yeager earned her first All-Tournament nod with the Lady Lions, finishing with a 170 (83-87) for fifth overall.

 Wallace State’s Paige Lemm finished eighth overall with a 177 and Claire Newby shot a 184. Abbi Grimes rounded out the Lady Lions’ field.

 Wallace State’s women won a pair of tournament championships this fall, also winning the WSCC Invitational in September. Bryan was the low medalist in the WSCC invite after achieving the same feat in the ACCC Tournament in April. 

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