HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s golf team captured its second consecutive Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 Tournament championship this week, earning it in convincing fashion.

The Lady Lions won by an impressive 98 strokes, securing their fourth tournament championship of the spring at Cross Creek Golf Course.

Wallace State freshman Michaela Bryan earned her first tournament low medalist title and teammates Annalee Stephens, Anna Seahorn and Anna Williams were also All-Tournament selections.

Wallace State NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Dan York was named the ACCC Coach of the Year, adding another piece of hardware to his trophy case.

“This is an awesome group of women, and they work extremely hard. It speaks volumes when you have four girls make the All-Tournament team, including another low medalist,” York said. “They take pride in what they do and have fun.”

Bryan, a Tupelo, Miss., native, has knocked on the door of a low medalist title all season and broke through in the ACCC Tournament, outlasting Stephens by five strokes. She finished with a 20-over par 164 (81-83).

Among Wallace State’s four tournament championships this spring, Bryan was twice an All-Tournament selection.

“I came to Wallace State with big expectations, and it’s great to see the hard work pay off in this tournament and all season. Winning with this team is fun. We don’t worry about the leaderboard. We go out and play the best we can each round,” Bryan said.

Stephens, a Jasper native, finished as the individual runner-up after winning three low medalist crowns over the past two months. Stephens carded a 25-over 169 after winning the ACCC low medalist championship last season.

“I’m happy for Michaela and for our team. It’s a great knowing our team has won the first two conference championships and began something special,” Stephens said.

Seahorn, a freshman from Red Bay, made an All-Tournament team for the fourth time this season, placing third with a 170.

Anna Williams rounded out Wallace State’s All-Tournament selections. She finished tied for fourth with a 177.

Wallace State sophomore Dalys Mullican finished 7th overall, carding a 186.

Snead State was the runner-up as the league tournament continues to grow in numbers.

Before this week, Wallace State previously earned championships this season at the Northeast Alabama Tournament, Calhoun Invitational and Snead State Spring Invite.

Wallace State, in its third season overall, now turns its focus to the NJCAA Division I National Championship tournament to be played May 14-17 in Mesa, Ariz.

The Lady Lions finished 12th in the nation last season.

“We know the competition will be tough, but our team this season is much better than last season’s. We have five players who can shoot in the 70’s and hang with anyone. We should be much more confident,” Stephens said.

Added York: “We are excited and looking forward to going to nationals. Annalee and Dalys have been there and can tell our team what to expect. There’s nothing better on that stage than experience,” York said.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.

Wallace State’s women’s golf team won its second straight ACCC Tournament championship! Pictured are, from left, Anna Williams, Dalys Mullican, Annalee Stephens, Anna Seahorn and Michaela Bryan.

Wallace State’s women’s golf team won its second straight ACCC Tournament championship! Pictured are, from left, Anna Williams, Dalys Mullican, Annalee Stephens, Anna Seahorn and Michaela Bryan.

 

Freshman Michaela Bryan was the tournament’s low medalist, winning by five shots.

Freshman Michaela Bryan was the tournament’s low medalist, winning by five shots.

 

Wallace State women’s assistant coach J.J. Adams, left, and Annalee Stephens measure up a putt during the ACCC Tournament.

Wallace State women’s assistant coach J.J. Adams, left, and Annalee Stephens measure up a putt during the ACCC Tournament.

 

Annalee Stephens follows a shot from the fairway.

Annalee Stephens follows a shot from the fairway.

 

Wallace State freshman Anna Seahorn keeps eye contact on one of her drives on the back nine during the ACCC Tournament.

Wallace State freshman Anna Seahorn keeps eye contact on one of her drives on the back nine during the ACCC Tournament.

 

Freshman Anna Williams made the All-Tournament team, finishing tied for fifth.

Freshman Anna Williams made the All-Tournament team, finishing tied for fifth.

 

Freshman Anna Williams made the All-Tournament team, finishing tied for fifth.

Freshman Anna Williams made the All-Tournament team, finishing tied for fifth.

 

Wallace State golf coach Dan York was named the ACCC Coach of the Year.

Wallace State golf coach Dan York was named the ACCC Coach of the Year.

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