Alabama commit dominates Alabama Girls State Junior Championship

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Alabama commitment Michaela Morard shot an impressive 11-under-par 205 to win the 54th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship at Valley Hill Country Club in Huntsville.

The rising sophomore at Randolph School in Huntsville turned in a third-round 67 Thursday and finished 14 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Ally Williams of Athens.

Williams made a valiant effort to close the gap shooting a final round 69 that included a stretch of 5 birdies in a row.

This is Morard's second Girls State Junior title. Morard became the event's youngest winner at age 13 in 2015.

Morard committed to Alabama as an eighth-grader. She was the Girls State Junior runner-up last season, finishing a stroke behind Williams' older sister, Tennessee signee Micheala Williams.

Age Division Winners for each division are:

Overall Champion: Michaela Morard, Huntsville

Age: 16-18:  Ally Williams of Athens (+3)

Age: 14-15:  Michaela Morard of Huntsville (-11)

Age: 12-13:  Jinger Heath of Decatur (+26)

Age: 9-11:    Mary Davis Charles of Auburn (+47)