Presque Isle’s Jenna Hallett captured the Maine State Golf Association Junior girls title at Valhalla Country Club .Hallett was four strokes down after the first 18 holes, but shot an 80 Wednesday to pick up a 6 stroke win
Jenna Hallett is savoring the victory. She said “The momentum was really good so I could play my game and it felt good to come out on top because I think I was the underdog.”
The Presque Isle High School Junior says that she had one bad hole in the opening round, but she was able to regroup and get back on track
Hallett said “I was excited with how I did, but I took a nine on one of the holes on my front nine on Monday. It was hard not to get down on myself after that, but I bounced back with six pars and a birdie.”
Hallett says that she has a lot of people to thank for her success from high school coaches Carl Flynn and Darren Hunter to Andy Helstrom and County Physical Therapy for conditioning and to her family for taking her to events all over the state. She works hard on her game year round and gives credit to another person at Presque Isle Country Club.
She said “I practice in the winter with Barry. He has been my swing coach since I was a little girl. He lets me come into the gym and practice with him. This year I am having knee surgery so I won’t be able to practice year round.
Hallett’s next goal is a strong showing at the MPA school championships in October. Last year she placed ninth. while she is looking to the future Hallett is also savoring this title.
“Feels pretty good I know they don’t like losing to anyone from the County down there, so that makes it even better