BLITZ Golfer of the Year: Katie Grace Randall

The BLITZ Girls Golfer of the Year is Katie Grace Randall of Stephens County after a standout performance at both area and state.

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INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Area Champion
  • Class 3A State 7th Place
  • 40 9-hole average
  • 81 18-hole average

Katie Grace Randall had a stellar season in 2022 for the Lady Indians. Though the team didn’t qualify for state, the senior came up huge all year. She averaged a 40 across 9-holes and 81 as an 18-hole average. In the area championship, Randall finished as the champion individually, qualifying for state. At the 3A State Championships, she carded an 85 and 84 in the two rounds, coming in 7th overall.

VOTING RESULTS

  1. Katie Grace Randall – 74 pts (13 1st-place votes)
  2. Anna Kate Patton – 38 pts
  3. Sofia McNabb – 33 pts (1)
  4. Cameron Kimsey – 17.5 pts (1)
  5. Addie Maney – 17 pts (1)
  6. Hannah Lundy – 12.5 pts

Voting included our 17-person panel made up of sports reporters, writers, video producers, former coaches, players, GHSA officials, and sports experts. The voting is Heisman-style, with the following points system:
1st place votes: 5 pts; 2nd: 3 pts; 3rd: 2 pts; 4th: 1 pts; 5th-6th: 0.5 pts
; 7th-8th 0.25 pts

Katie Grace Randall takes 13 1st-place votes to win the honors, and it wasn’t really close. Three others took a single 1st-place votes, but Randall edged out all others.

HISTORY OF GOLFER OF THE YEAR

  • 2022 – Katie Grace Randall – Stephens County SR
  • 2021 – Catie Craig – White County SR & Maggie Jackson – Tallulah Falls SR
  • 2020 – Catie Craig – White County JR
  • 2019 – Catie Craig – White County SO
  • 2018 – Caroline Craig – White County JR & Catie Craig – White County FR
  • 2017 – Caroline Craig – White County SO
  • 2016 – Maddie Horinek – Union County JR & Ally Horinek – Union County SO
  • 2015 – Madison Caldwell – Dawson County SR
  • 2014 – Madison Caldwell – Dawson County JR
  • 2013 – Madison Caldwell – Dawson County SO
  • 2012 – Cara Gowder – Banks County JR
  • 2011 – Morgan Wood – Lumpkin County JR
  • 2010 – Morgan Wood – Lumpkin County SO

Katie Grace Randall is the third senior in the last two years to win the award. She’s the first from Stephens County to ever claim it.

WHO WILL WIN IT NEXT YEAR?

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