FAIRMONT—Former Grafton High School (GHS) Bearcats athlete Mia Chambers is gaining recognition at the collegiate level, hitting the green for the Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons Women’s Golf Team.
During recent play, Chambers not only claimed a starting position for the they, but sh also earned a coveted hole in one, on a 145-yard drive, at the University of Charleston Invitational, held at Edgewood Country Club, in Charleston.
The course, designed by renowned golf course architect, George Cobb, provides a challenging, yet enjoyable, experience for golfers of all ability. But a hole in one is an accomplishment that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
And while she has proven herself to be a fierce competitor on the softball field and the hardwood of the basketball court, hitting the green is a newer venture for Chambers; and one that she is taking on head-on and already excelling at.
Chambers entered the college arena with only one year of competitive golf under her belt, as she chose to try her hand at swinging the clubs in her senior year at GHS.
Bearcat Golf coach Ed Moore stated, “She is a natural athlete. She plays numerous sports and just showed a natural tendency for golf that surpassed all of my expectations”.
The Fairmont State women’s golf program is headed by Coach Sara Yost a women’s PGA professional and the owner of the Apple Valley Driving Range, located in Fairmont, where her team practices.
When asked why golf and why she chose FSU Chambers stated, “It’s really fun, and I picked Fairmont State because it’s close and it’s a really good school.”
Chambers is currently majoring in neuropsychology and hopes to help war-time veterans and children with ADHD and other neurological disorders.
Congratulations, Mia! Keep swinging past those fairways and aim for the greens!