• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Jane Watts honored by WGCA

JANE WATTS poses with her ball after making a hole-in-one. (Photo submitted)

Jane Watts was named an All-America Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association from its headquarters in Coral Springs, Fla. The Woodford County native finished her sophomore season after playing in a total of 24 rounds and carried an impressive 77.1 stroke average for the Murray State Racers' women's golf team. This honor is typically one of the toughest to win amongst collegiate athletes. The honorees must compete in 60 percent of the season events and carry a cumulative 3.50 GPA. Playing on a collegiate golf team means traveling the country playing events, but also means missing classroom time. "I spend as much time at the library as I can when we are not traveling," said Watts. "We are fortunate to have some material online when we play events on the road, and our teachers work real hard to keep us up to date. I force myself into the library to study and get all of my work done. I was very pleased to find out I pulled out a 4.0 GPA." Watts has made many strides to her game this season, including a hole-in-one on the par-3, No. 5 hole at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Watts was competing in the Missouri Valley Conference Preview. She struck her shot with a 9-iron from 134 yards. Watts also took a day one lead at the Drake Creek Invitational in Ledbetter with scores of 72-74. The Racers will begin practice when school resumes on Aug. 15. "I'm looking forward to working hard and having a great upcoming season," she said.

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