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Morgan Academy wins AISA State Golf Championship

Morgan Academy extended its state championship reign in golf this week.

The Senators won their third AISA State Golf Championship in four years on Tuesday in Troy.

 Morgan Academy finished with a score of 613, 24 shots better than Glenwood Academy and Pike Liberal Arts.

Leading the Senators was Jones Free, a University of Alabama signee. Free earned low medalist honors, finishing at 6-under-par.

Second-year coach Will Pearce said it was the perfect ending for the five seniors: Jones Free,Arrington Mooney, Will Alison, George Turner and Brody Roberts.

“It was a great way for this senior class to finish their season and golf career at Morgan Academy,” Pearce said.

Pearce praised the seniors for helping the younger players develop during the Senators’ championship season. Jude Assaad, Ryder Hughey, John Braxton Hale, Fair Garner, William Ousley and Braxton Smith are the underclassmen.

“We had great leadership from the seniors all year, the younger players improved throughout the whole season,” Pearce said. “I’m very proud of the whole team.”

Free, who was low medalist two years ago, said he enjoyed playing golf at Morgan Academy.

“Playing golf at Morgan Academy was fun while it lasted,” Free said. “It’s awesome to go out with a bang. I’m going to miss the team, coaches at Morgan Academy and everyone who helped Morgan Academy golf along the way. I’m definitely ready for the next level.”

Morgan Academy won AISA state titles in 2018 and 2019.

The Senators were unable to defend their title last year because AISA canceled spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.