MHSAA 6A Girls Golf State Championship
According to Golf Week, D’Iberville senior Hannah Levi is the 88th best high school recruit in the entire country. Today, the Mississippi State signee had the chance to win her third consecutive individual 6A state title at Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi.
It came down to the 18th hole for Levi and Warren Central’s Karley Whittington, the 493rd ranked girls recruit in the nation.
Levi said, “It’s kind of a breath of fresh air that it’s over, you know? Got through it, was able to make it through the round and everything. But it’s just super exciting and very humbling knowing that anything can go wrong and it did today and I was down and I had to pull through and come back and win.”
Mississippi State women’s golf head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said, “Honored and pleased with her. When you don’t feel well, she was having some health issues today so when you don’t feel well and you make it happen anyway, those are the kinds of skills you have to have in collegiate play as well. There’s only five and we count four, so even if you’re sick and you’re at a tournament you’ve kind of got to suck it up and make it happen. So I was thrilled to see that she has that quality about her.”
Levi shot an overall score of 146 over the course of the two-day tournament with a 69 in round 1 and a 77 in round 2.
So that’s how we find her at the top of the leaderboard, right in front of Whittington and her 147 overall score with Ocean Springs seventh grade phenom Avery Wood grabbing the bronze medal. The consistent youngster shot a 76 and then a 78 for a 154 third place finish.
As for the team portion of the tournament, well D’Iberville won that as well thanks in large part to Levi’s state championship performance. The Lady Warriors take home the first-place trophy with a total score of 319, 12 strokes better than the 6A runners up: Ocean Springs.
“It’s really awesome playing in seventh grade. I really like playing with all of these high school girls, it’s really fun,” said Weed.
Levi said, “That was the goal coming into this year, this school year and this high school season. Win state as an individual and then also help my team win state and I think we did it, so it’s a great accomplishment for sure.”
D’Iberville girls golf head coach Renee Ladner said, “It’s bittersweet because we’re going to lose Hannah. But we had a really tough day out there today and somehow at the end of the day Hannah finished with two birdies, and then our younger players scored really well for us. Hassen Dorsey and Laura Levi and finished strong. We finished second and we lost by one stroke last year, so we were a little bit heartbroken about that. So we’ve been on a mission all year to get it done, and they did it.”
Overall , 18 class 6A schools took part in the two-day tournament.