Wells girls golf

The Wells girls golf team is shown following its 2018 Division 1A-2A Nevada State Championship, on Oct. 10, 2018, in Wells. From left: Head coach Bob Woolsey, Holly Pearson, Grace Calton, Kelleigh Campbell, Lexie Johnny and Mackenzie Wachtel. Pearson will not be with the team when the Lady Leopards play as "Nevada" on June 27 and 28 in the 2019 High School National Invitational, in Orlando, Florida.

WELLS — After earning the 2018 Division 1A-2A Nevada State Girls Golf Championship, the Lady Leopards of Wells have bigger things in mind.

Wells — competing as Nevada — will represent the Silver State on the largest stage the country has to offer.

On the “Happiest Surface on Turf,” Wells — consisting of Grace Carlton, Kelleigh Campbell, Lexie Johnny and Mackenzie Wachtel — will break out the clubs June 27-28 during the High School National Invitational, in Kissimmee, Florida.

Adjacent to the Walt Disney World Resort, the girls will play their tournament on the 5,901-yard stretch from the ladies tees at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club — practice rounds available Monday, June 24 through Wednesday June 26.

The format of the tournament will be a two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play event.

Rees Jones, who has designed or redesigned more than 100 golf courses across the country, is responsible for the design of Falcon’s Fire — which has been named one of the “Top-10 golf tournament facilities in North America” by the National Association of Golf Tournament Directors and was recognized as one of America’s “Top-15 women-friendly courses” by the now-defunct “Golf for Women” magazine — the course known for its challenging yet playable layout.

Wells head coach Bob Woolsey and the girls — including team member Holly Pearson, who is not attending nationals — raised funds to help with the cost of the trip.

A golf drop with cash prizes — won by Ouida Madison and Lisa Woolsey — were aided by a gun raffle that was won by Clay Armstrong and a bingo night.

Congratulations to Wells on its 2018 Division 1A-2A state championship and best of luck competing as Nevada at the 2019 High School National Invitational.

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