Stephens improves score on day 2 at State (corrected)

CONWAY — Just as she hoped, Bryant Lady Hornets senior Maddie Stephens improved her score on the second day of the Class 7A State girls golf championship at Centennial Country Club on Wednesday.

After Stephens carded a 109 on the first day of the tournament, she shot 105 on the second day to finish 28th in the field of 58.

Teammate Brooklyn Waller also qualified individually for the second day of the tournament. She finished 37th after a tougher second day. Following up her 115, she shot 128 on Wednesday.

“I’m proud of Maddie for making it to day 2 this year after frustrating junior year where injuries sidelined her for most of the season,” said Bryant coach Steve Griffith. “Brooklyn and Meredith (Medford) gained valuable experience that, hopefully, will help get them ready for next year.”

Conway’s Casey Ott won the individual title firing a second-day round of 67 to finish at 144, four strokes ahead of Sydney Staton of Fort Smith Southside.

Bentonville won the team championship with a score of 505 over 36 holes. Conway was second at 515.

The Class 7A boys State championship will be held at Fayetteville Country Club on Oct. 3-4.

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