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)