An Arkadelphia student made quite the impression recently at a junior PGA event.

An Arkadelphia student made quite the impression recently at a junior PGA event.
Gray Manning,12, was awarded first place in the Arkansas State Junior PGA tournament for boys ages 12 and 13. It was an accomplishment that he had been building toward for a long time.
In order to be selected for the state competition, Manning spent both spring and summer playing in several tournaments. He was one of three all-stars in the Southwest Region to be chosen. Manning faced competition from four other regions in Arkansas.
During the July 26 state tournament held at Sherwood’s The Greens at North Hills golf course, Manning ultimately shot an 81 over the standard 18 holes. This score tied him for first place. He emerged victorious in the sudden death playoff hole, which concerned a par five. Manning clinched the win by one stroke.
“I was proud to represent all of Clark County in the state championships and thanks to everyone who helped me get there,” said Manning, who is a member of Gurdon’s Red Martin Country Club.
Manning will begin the seventh grade in the Arkadelphia Public School District this fall. He is the son of Mark and Caron Manning.