Over the years, while practicing at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, Rosewood’s Lexi Lewis would look over and see the University of Mount Olive women’s golf team.
Next season, Lewis will return once again to Goldsboro Municipal to practice — this time as a member of the Trojan women’s golf team. The Rosewood High senior signed a national letter of intent with UMO on Friday afternoon.
“It’s awesome, and I’m very excited for the opportunity,” Lewis said. “It was just a good situation to be in. It’s close to home, and everything just kind of clicked into place.”
Lewis picked up the game at a young age, and she quickly started to soar on the golf course.
She qualified for regionals all four years, the state championship tournament the past three years, and was named to the all-county golf team this season.
Lewis also won the women’s division of the Wayne County Amateur Golf Tournament last summer.
“My sophomore year was the first year that I qualified for states, and it was awesome, and all three years that I went, it was in Pinehurst,” Lewis said.
Rosewood head coach Shay Campbell said Lewi’s best assets throughout her high school career are her mentality and work ethic.
She always finds a way to overcome a bad shot, which has — in turn — helped develop her course management.
“I’m very happy for her, and I think staying local and getting to play in front of family and friends is a good choice for her,” Campbell said. “I’ve seen from freshman year to senior year the improvements that she’s made.”
Lewis, who plans to pursue a degree in nursing, is excited to keep playing her favorite sport and improving her game at the next level.