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Jonesboro's Gibson wins Wendy's Player of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AAA) - Casey Ott of Conway and Wil Gibson of Jonesboro have been selected as the Wendy’s Golf High School Players of the Year, which was announced by the Arkansas Activities Association.

Ott is the second consecutive sophomore to win the award in the girl’s division. A year ago that honor went to Brooke Matthews of Rogers.

Ott secured this year’s title by winning the Girl’s Overall State Golf Championship with a four-over par round of 76. She was one stroke better than Matthews. Matthews won the Class 7A state championship, with Ott finishing second, one stroke behind with a two-day total of 143.

Gibson had control of the 2015 class from start to finish. He captured the Boy’s Overall State Championship with a three-under par 69 and a seven-stroke advantage. He won the Class 6A state championship with a two-day total of 141 and a 12-stroke advantage.

Gibson led Jonesboro to a 45-1 overall record. He scoring average was 72.0 per outing.

Both Ott and Gibson were All-State selections this season.

Wendy’s next Player of the Year Awards will be for tennis and volleyball. The deadline for nomination forms for the two sports is November 2, 2015.

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