July 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM CDT - Updated July 22 at 1:50 AM
Jonesboro, Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) – A Junior on the Arkansas State women’s golf team, Libby Croom won the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Women’s Match Play championship at the Hot Springs Country Club by defeating Peyton Weaver in the championship match on July 17.
Croom started out quarterfinal play of the tournament by defeating Emily Plyler seven and two. The Russellville, Ark., native then advanced to semifinal play on Thursday morning against Kirsten Garner, whom she defeated by a score of four and two against four and three, respectively.
The finals of the match play championship occurred on Thursday afternoon. Croom defeated Weaver in the championship by a final of three and two against two and one.
“I'm very proud for Libby and her win last week,” stated Arkansas State women’s golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw. “She has a lot of talent and truly showed it in Hot Springs. I look forward to have her come back for the fall season and help our team."
The tournament victory puts Croom in a tie for first place in the ASGA’s women’s golf rankings for player of the year. The ASGA has been serving Arkansas golfers since 1915 and is one of the most respected golf clubs in the country.