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Lakota East girls golf coach wins Ohio Women’s Amateur Championship

Lakota East girls golf coach Ali Green won the Ohio Women's Amateur Golf Championship on Thursday, July 25 at Piqua Country Club. PHOTO BY @genepowellgolf

PIQUA — Lakota East High girls golf coach Ali Green clubbed her way to an Ohio Women’s Amateur Championship on Thursday at the Piqua Country Club.

Green, who played golf at Ashland University and graduated from Lakota West in 2012, said she was in the zone during the four-day, head-to-head tournament.

“Overall, I felt pretty good,” said Green, who also won the Cincinnati Metro Women’s Championship two years ago. “To go up against some of Ohio’s best, winning this one makes playing the game of golf that much sweeter.”

Green said this is a timely transition as she’s prepping for the upcoming high school season coaching behind the tee box.

“I’ve got the perfect job to be able play golf competitively and to teach it by coaching our youth,” Green said. “I think for me it’s special to be able to validate that I have a full-time job and a full-time coaching job.

“I can tell the girls that hard work pays off,” Green added. “This is good for me to be able to apply it to the girls and tell them that they can do it, too.”

Green is entering her second season as the Thunderhawks’ girls coach.

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