Hornet Awards – Best freshman female athlete: Lexie Hall

Daniel Morales

The State Hornet voted Lexie Hall, a member of the Sacramento State women’s golf team, as the best female freshman athlete this semester.

Hall competed in all four tournaments of the fall for the Hornets: Washington State University Cougar Cup, Wolf Pack Classic, Circling Raven Invitational and the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

She tied for 17th place at the Wolf Pack Classic, making it her best finish. Her lowest round was an even par 72 in the final round of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational and also shot 74 in the third round of the WSU Cougar Cup.

Hall was born in Murphy, Calif. and moved to Texas when she was 12. She attended Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. One of the reasons she came to Sacramento was her family.

“I came to Sac State because my cousin, Chris Hall, is the men’s golf coach and I thought it would be fun to be close to family,” Hall said. “I have a lot of family in Northern California, which also made it a school I wanted to attend.”

Women’s golf coach David Sutherland said he wanted Hall to come play at Sac State after their first conversation.

“Chris (Hall) had told me Lexie was interested in coming back to California for college so I began contacting her. I knew I wanted her on the team after our first phone call,” Sutherland said.

Hall played on one of the best high school teams in Texas and led her team twice to second place finishes at the Texas State High School championships.

“Now I will tell you they do everything very large in Texas, so the pressure of college golf is likely nothing compared to the pressure of playing for Texas State Championships,” Sutherland said.

Chris Hall said Lexie’s first season at Sac State was well received.

“I think her fall season was good. Coming in and playing in all the events and finishing low score several times for the Hornets is a great deal for a freshman,” Chris Hall said.

Hall has always played golf and got help along the way from her stepfather to develop her skill while she lived in Texas.

“He helped her get to most of her tournaments and was always there for her when she wanted to play and needed help with her game,” Chris Hall said.

Hall said she will continue to keep working hard and these are the awards keeping her hungry.

“I strive to be my best on and off the course and it is awards like this that help push me every day to be the best I can be,” Hall said.


Comments about Lexie Hall:

Chris Hall, golf coach: “I think she has a very athletic golf swing and she has a lot of power.  I think she is going to be a great golfer for the Hornets. I think she brings a very competitive attitiude to the course and is always trying to play her best.”

David Sutherland, golf director: “Lexie has been terrific all year. She plays as hard on the course as any freshman I have ever coached. Lexie also has as much fun playing golf as any young woman I have been around.”

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