ALL-METRO GOLFER OF THE YEAR: William Sellers, The Montgomery Academy
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• Won his third consecutive individual state title in Class 3A.
• Shot an Alabama High School Athletic Association record 64 on the final day of the state tournament; led MA to its fifth title in his six years on the team.
• Won the city championship; four-time Advertiser All-Metro Player of the Year.
Fourth one of these.
It’s getting to be routine.“It’s a good problem to have – you all calling me in the summer. I will say this one is a little different. We weren’t the clear favorites all year. We had a lot of young guys stepping into spots. We didn’t play as well at times as I wanted. But we fought hard and improved, and that makes it better.”
But a good year overall, right?
“I’ll say it was a little different kind of year, but yeah, it ended very well. We didn’t have the success throughout the year that we’ve had in the past. Our first tournament win as a team came in the state tournament. It was just sort of a weird year all throughout. Anyone could have won at any time. We got a few breaks in the state tournament and played really well as a team.”
Individually, was it a good year?
“It was. I played a little better, was able to improve in some areas. I think I was steady all year long. My worst finish was a 10th place in the Blue-Gray Classic. I thought I played pretty well at the state tournament. I didn’t play as many tournaments this year, but I played better.”
Still excited about heading to Alabama next year?
“I am. I was following their team closely through the postseason. I actually went over to Sea Island (for the SEC tournament) and watched them in person. I followed them through the tournament just to learn. It’s exciting to know that I’ll have the opportunity to practice and play with some of the best golfers in the country next year.”
Do you think you can contribute right away on a team that was a long putt away from a national title?
“I do think I can contribute right away. I wouldn’t have signed with them unless I felt like I could contribute to the team in a meaningful way. I know there are so many talented players on that team, but I feel like I can add to the depth there. The big thing is I’ll have some time to practice with those guys and be pushed. Whenever you’re playing with talented players like that, it helps you all around. It really pushes you to be better. That’s what I expect.”