Compton signs to play golf at Arkansas State

Beth Ann Compton, a senior member of Hartselle High School’s girls golf team, has signed a grant-in-aid to play golf at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.

The signing took place in the school cafeteria Nov. 18 with a large group of family members, fellow athletes and friends present to extend congratulations and best wishes to her. A reception followed.

“I like the coach and team members,” Compton said. “I was looking for a school with a good engineering department and I found that at ASU. This is something I’ve always known I wanted to do.”

Compton comes from a golfing family. Her dad is an avid golfer and her older brother, Aaron, a Hartselle High graduate, is playing golf on scholarship at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

Compton has swung a golf club since age 3 and helped Hartselle win three state championships, as a seventh, eighth and ninth grader. As a junior, she won several all-tournament honors and was section MVP.

She plans to enroll at ASU in August after her senior golf season and pursue a major in mechanical engineering. She scored a 29 on the ACT test and currently holds a 4.318 GPA.

“What has made Beth Ann an excellent golfer is her determination and attention to detail,” said HHS head golf coach Gary Orr. “She is really competitive and has a drive of her own. It has been a pleasure to coach her and have her in our program.”

“We are working to get other young girls interested in taking up golf, and we’re seeing some success,” he pointed out. “It always helps to have golfers like Beth Ann as good role models.”

Compton’s private golf coach, Steven Puryear of Huntsville, credited his student’s success to hard work.

“She’s a hard worker but not a golf geek,” Puryear pointed out. “She’s a well rounded young lady who is very successful in other things like church, academics and extra-curricular activities. Her best golf is still ahead of her.”

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