HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Michaela Bryan and the Wallace State women’s golf team are off to a great start this fall.

The Lady Lions captured the 2018 Wallace State Fall Invitational this week at Cross Creek Golf Course, edging Jeff State by two strokes, and Bryan won her third career low medalist title by two shots.

Bryan, a sophomore from Mississippi, carded an 83 over the opening 18 holes and shot a round-best 77 on Tuesday for a 16-over par 160 for the event. She outlasted Marion Military Institute’s Grace Farquhar. Jeff State’s Kate Wood finished third.

Wallace State, the two-time defending Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) champions, carded a 699 for the tournament (351-348). The Lady Lions trailed Jeff State by two strokes entering the final round, but rallied over the final 18 holes.

“I’m very proud of how our women hung in there and played on the second day. This was the first collegiate tournament for three of our players, so it’s a big deal. I’m happy with the results. It should be a great confidence-booster for us,” said Wallace State women’s coach J.J. Adams. “We’ve got to continue to focus on the little things and keep improving. We want to play our best when we get to the spring.”

Bryan was also the ACCC Tournament low medalist last spring for Wallace State.

Maci Yeager finished tied for sixth for Wallace State with a 175 (87-88), and Paige Lemm carded a 180 (92-88).

Abbi Grimes finished 13th overall (186) and Claire Newby carded a 193 for the Lady Lions.

Calhoun and Northeast Community College also made up the invitational field.

Wallace State’s next tournament begins Sept. 30 at Snead State.

 Wallace State volleyball wins two matches

Wallace State’s volleyball team remained perfect in conference play on Wednesday night, sweeping Southern Union in the Lions’ long-awaited home opener.

Wallace State (12-5, 4-0 ACCC) prevailed 25-14, 25-14, 25-21 after spending the first three weeks of the season on the road.

Wallace State freshman Karlee Hale posted 14 kills and 11 digs against Southern Union, Lexie Riggins and Kaitlyn Doyle contributed 10 kills apiece and Kate Kent and Maya Jones each finished with eight kills.

McKenzie Boland finished with a team-high 32 assists and Madison Rhodes had 11. Alexis Snow, a freshman from Danville, led the team with 24 digs.

Wallace State pushed its regular-season conference winning streak to 63 straight matches.

The Lions also notched a 25-8, 25-10, 25-11 victory over Martin Methodist’s JV on Wednesday.

Hale finished the match with 10 kills and five digs, Riggins had nine kills and four digs, Doyle registered eight kills and Kent had seven.

Boland finished with 25 assists and four digs, Rhodes added 11 assists and Snow racked up a team-high 13 digs.

Wallace State continues conference action at Lawson State tonight before playing four consecutive home matches beginning Wednesday.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu or the athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wallace-State-Community-College-Athletics-238544719506181/

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Wallace State’s women’s golf team won the 2018 Wallace State Fall Invitational this week. Pictured are, from left, Paige Lamm, Michaela Bryan, Maci Yeager, Abbi Grimes and Claire Newby.

Wallace State’s women’s golf team won the 2018 Wallace State Fall Invitational this week. Pictured are, from left, Paige Lamm, Michaela Bryan, Maci Yeager, Abbi Grimes and Claire Newby.

 

Sophomore Michaela Bryan was the tournament low medalist.

Sophomore Michaela Bryan was the tournament low medalist.

 

Maci Yeager follows a putt during the Wallace State Invitational.

Maci Yeager follows a putt during the Wallace State Invitational.

 

Wallace State freshman Paige Lemm follows a shot from the fairway during the Wallace State Invitational.

Wallace State freshman Paige Lemm follows a shot from the fairway during the Wallace State Invitational.

 

Wallace State setter Madison Rhodes hustles to set up a teammate in Wednesday night’s match vs. Martin Methodist’s JV.

Wallace State setter Madison Rhodes hustles to set up a teammate in Wednesday night’s match vs. Martin Methodist’s JV.

 

Kaitlyn Doyle (11) prepares to spike a ball on Wednesday.

Kaitlyn Doyle (11) prepares for a spike on Wednesday.

 

Wallace State freshman Karlee Hale (22) skies for the ball at home on Wednesday.

Wallace State freshman Karlee Hale (22) skies for the ball at home on Wednesday.

 

Kaden Edenfield (24) returns a volley for Wallace State.

Kaden Edenfield (24) returns a volley for Wallace State.

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