Elizabeth Forward’s Mya Morgan blasts past field to win WPIAL golf championship

by Joanne Miller

Elizabeth Forward’s Mya Morgan emerged victorious at the WPIAL Class 3A girls golf championship, securing her school’s first golf championship. The sophomore dominated the field with her impressive skills on the golf course, shooting a remarkable 1-under-par 71 in the final round for a 12-shot victory at Diamond Run Golf Club.

Morgan’s performance was a standout, as she utilized her powerful 300-yard drives and a hot putter to secure the win. This was a significant improvement from her previous year’s performance, where she finished tied for fifth place. Reflecting on her achievement, Morgan shared, “This was my best-ever round in a tournament. I had five three-putts last week, so there was some redemption work with my putter.”

With her eyes set on chasing par, Morgan displayed her expertise by building a substantial lead, allowing her to maintain a comfortable margin without worrying about the competition. The additional 400 yards added to the total yardage for the second round proved to be advantageous for Morgan, helping her secure the victory with ease. She mentioned, “I honestly expected to win by a lot.”

In addition to Morgan’s triumph, Neshannock senior Sophia Covelli also showcased her golfing prowess by winning the WPIAL Class 2A girls golf championship. Covelli closed with an 89, totaling 174 and earning the first girls golf championship for Neshannock since 1996.

The top seven girls in the Class 3A division and the top six girls in the Class 2A division secured a spot in the PIAA championships, which will be held on October 16-17 at Penn State. Alongside Morgan, the other qualifiers in the 3A division included Seneca Valley senior Lihini Ranaweera, Oakland Catholic senior Grace Windfelder, senior Paige Meyers of Oakland Catholic, sophomore Angelina Schild of Moon, and North Allegheny senior Megan Manesiotis.

Morgan’s outstanding performance has certainly made her a force to reckon with in the world of girls golf. As she celebrates her first golf championship, her talent and dedication will undoubtedly continue to shine on the course, setting the stage for even greater achievements in the future.

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