Girls Athlete of the Year — Macy Beeson

Jun. 22—LAPEL — In the 50-year historical past of the IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals, solely seven occasions had a participant gained consecutive state championships.

In 2022, Lapel junior Macy Beeson held off opponents at Prairie View to make it an eight-member membership along with her second in a row. With that win, she has cemented her legacy as one of many best athletes within the historical past of Madison County and has additionally earned her second THB Sports Girls Athlete of the Year, an award she additionally claimed after her freshman season in 2020.

Beeson outdistanced a robust area of contenders this 12 months, edging spring state finalists Jamison Geoffreys (tennis) from Anderson and Jada Stansberry (monitor and area) of Alexandria.

After ending her second spherical early, she wanted some assist. Leader Chloe Johnson of Evansville North couldn’t maintain a three-stroke lead and missed a par putt on the thirty sixth gap that might have compelled a playoff. With that, Beeson’s even-par 144 gave her the championship as soon as once more.

“I definitely did not think I had a chance of winning again,” Beeson instructed THB Sports’ Mike Battreall. “I was down three strokes, and that’s a lot of strokes to lose, so I was nervous.”

Although she got here up in need of repeating her sophomore postseason run, when she swept sectional, regional and state titles, it was nonetheless a outstanding third season for Beeson. She completed the 12 months with an mixture rating of 1-under par general and engraved her identify within the historical past books for the state, the county and her faculty.

The subsequent purpose for Beeson could be to win a 3rd championship, one thing that has solely been completed twice. Martha Foyer of Carmel (1979-81) and Leigh Anne Hardin of Martinsville (1997-99) are the one two to take action, giving Beeson a possibility to be the primary of the century after three earlier opponents failed to take action.

“I definitely want to do it again,” Beeson stated. “It’s the goal for next season. It’s always the goal. I feel like I can do it again.”

Another streak Beeson hopes to proceed within the fall could be her dominance of the Madison County event. She has been the county medalist all three years and completed 4-under par final fall, profitable the occasion by 9 strokes.

“I shot (two) worse than I did last year, but next year I’ll come out and do better,” she stated that day.

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