Helena’s Gladden earns HHS first state championship

Helena High School senior Grayson Gladden won HHS first state championship after winning the AHSAA 4A-5A Girls State Golf Championship in individual stroke play. (Contributed)

Helena High School senior Grayson Gladden won HHS first state championship after winning the AHSAA 4A-5A Girls State Golf Championship in individual stroke play. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HUNTSVILLE–Helena High School senior and member of the Helena Lady Huskies golf team Grayson Gladden won the schools first state championship with her stellar individual performance in the AHSAA 4A-5A Girls State Golf Championship May 9-10.

Gladden won first place in individual stroke play finishing with 147 total strokes after shooting a first round 77 and an impressive 2-under-par 70 in the final round to defeat Anna Reid of Demopolis by three strokes and capture the individual state championship.

The 2016 AHSAA State Golf Championships were played at the Robert Trent Jones Hampton Cove facility in Huntsville.

Gladden competed on Hampton Cove’s Highlands Course, which is a Par 72 course measuring 5,274 total yards.

Gladden has signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf for the Arkansas State Lady Red Wolves women’s golf team after finishing at Helena.