UALR program adds one of the state’s top golfers in Weaver
In golf, like most other sports, to truly appreciate how difficult it is, you really have to have played it. The odd thing is that even the most inexperienced duffer can come up with a great shot but it may be the only one out of who knows how many bad ones over an 18-hole round.
That’s what makes it so impressive when someone plays the game — not just well — but consistently well.
An example of the admiration one golfer has for another who’s consistently good came Wednesday when Bryant High School principal Dr. Tim Pickering described senior Peyton Weaver’s play at the Overall State tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock on Thursday, Oct. 17.
“What she did on 15 and 17, I have not seen,” he declared. “She made a wonderful 10-foot birdie putt on 15 then, on a very long par-3 into the wind and water everywhere — very intimidating — she hit it just off the green then knocked it in for a birdie. I couldn’t believe it. It was a wonderful display of her golfing ability.”
That display was just an example of the way she played in 2013 in the summer and the fall, earning her fourth straight all-State honor, finishing third at the Class 7A State championship and, by virtue of a dramatic three-hole playoff with Fayetteville’s Anna Grace Lavy and Rogers’ Brooke Matthews, won a spot in the State Overall which features the top three golfers from each of the seven classifications. She finished third there as well.
It’s no wonder that colleges were contacting her about continuing her golf career at their schools. And, on the occasion of Pickering’s glowing report, Weaver verified her choice of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock by signing a national letter of intent with the Lady Trojans.