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Morgan Academy golfer wins Paul Grist Award

Morgan Academy golfer Arrington Mooney recently earned one of Dallas County’s most prestigous amateur golf awards.

Mooney earned the Paul Grist Trophy earlier this month from his strong performance at the Bud Burns Dixie Junior Championship at the Selma Country Club.

The trophy is awarded each year to a Selma golfer who displays hard work, character and has a strong showing at the tournament.

Mooney, a junior, said it’s an honor to capture the trophy, joining current teammates Thomas Morris, Jones Free and Gus Colvin among its winners.

“It means a lot,” Mooney said. “The award shows that all of my hard work is paying off. I enjoy playing golf. I’ve been playing my whole life, since I was around four years old.”

Mooney said dedication is also what makes him a successful golfer.

“Practicing hard everyday is what made me a good golfer,” Mooney said.

Mooney said he’s looking forward to the upcoming golf season, which the Senators will be heavily favored to defend their AISA Championship.

“I’ve enjoyed playing golf at Morgan Academy,” Mooney said. “It’s crazy to have this kind of talent on one team. It’s exciting to play golf at Morgan Academy.”