DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) It was all cheers at Providence Christian Friday as students celebrated state golf titles.
The Eagles boys golf team stormed past a crowded field at the state championships in Opelika, Alabama this week, winning the 3A title by 29 strokes. It's their 4th state title in 7 years.
“Well they’re all special. I think this one probably as much as any other because the guys played so well,” said Emory Latta, Boys Golf Head Coach.
“It feels really good since we did it my junior and senior year,” said Thomas Speigner, Senior. "Hopefully we can keep the dynasty going."
Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles won the girls state title in the same classification - the first in their program's history.
“At first, girls golf is like whatever, but now that we’ve kind of proven ourselves and everyone’s seen that, it’s a cool experience,” said Hannah Elliott, Senior.
“It is historic for our school and for this area to have a girls golf team that is the state champion, and we’re real proud of them,” said Bill Oldfield, Girls Golf Head Coach.
With three returning players for the girls team, and five returners on the boys teams, the future is bright.
“Just looking forward to seeing everyone’s game grow and how they’re progressing on the course and see if we can win another state title,” said Ponder.
In winning the state title, the Providence Christian boy team has won consecutive titles for the first time. They also won for the first time in an odd year after taking their other three titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016.