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Woodward Academy’s girls golf team finished the 2018 season as the GHSA AAAA State Champions.  

The Lady War Eagles captured the state title at the Innsbruck Resort and Golf Club in Helen, GA.  The team held a 10-shot lead over 2nd place Central-Carroll after day one of the championship.  Inclement weather hampered day two of the tournament and with Woodward still holding a 10-shot lead after 12 holes of the 2nd day, the tournament was suspended with the Lady War Eagles capturing the title.  Junior Ayanna Habeel finished as individual runner-up, carding a first round score of 75.  This season’s championship marks the team’s 6th state title and 2nd in the last three seasons.  With all four state qualifiers set to return next season, the Lady War Eagles will be looking for a repeat performance in 2019.

2017-18 WA Varsity Girls Golf Team

NameGrade
Nyah Hawkins-Harrison12
Teagan Fritts11
Ayanna Habeel11
Amelia Connor10
Gabby Edwards10
Sophia Morettini9
Julia White9
Morgan Ellison9

Manager – Bella Johnson

 

Pete Fritts Jr., Head Coach  

Coach Fritts is a 1983 graduate from Woodward and is in his 27th year at the Academy. He has been the only head girls golf coach in the school’s history, dating back to 1998 when girls golf started in the state of Georgia. During his tenure with the girls program, they have won 16 region championships, five state championships (most recently in 2016), and have finished as the state runner-up five times. The program has produced three individual state champions and 16 college players, including one LPGA player. Coach Fritts was also the head wrestling coach for 19 years and complied 21 Region/Area titles and won the AAA State Championship in 2013. He was inducted into the Georgia Wrestling Hall of Fame and was also an inaugural member of the Woodward Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Fritts also serves as the assistant cross country coach, and has been with the program since 2007.