Poteau golfer wins OJGT State Tournament title

Poteau Lady Pirate sophomore golfer Hannah Ward won the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament of Champions last weekend at Tulsa's Page Belcher. She competed against the top 27 young female golfers in the state, and came out on top with a score of 75-76—151.Needless to say, it was a unique experience for the sophomore golfer.“I was thrilled to win the tournament this weekend,” Ward said. “I was very surprised to win. I went into the tournament with a positive attitude and determination to stay focused. My greatest fear was that I would get frustrated and give up, but I didn't.”Now, Ward will participate with Team Oklahoma in a two-day tournament at Ardmore's Dornick Hills Country Club against Team Texas the last weekend of the month.“I am looking forward to playing with the other OJGT girls as a team,” Ward said. “I am sure the tournament will be the most difficult — and most challenging — tournament I've ever played. This tournament will be two days long at Dorrnick Hills in Ardmore. It's the weekend before Halloween. It will be a lot of fun.”