Tennessee Honors Viola Greenwood
The Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the Senate of the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, at the request of and in conjunction with Senator Paul Bailey, has issued a Proclamation to Viola Greenwood of Cookeville on winning the 2016 AAU Golf National Championship.
“It is fitting that the members of this legislative body should recognize the exploits of this gifted young athlete that brings honor and acclaim to Tennessee,” stated Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. “Miss Greenwood’s impressive victory is clearly deserving of the respect, admiration and commendation of the members of this legislative body.”
“What a day!” said Viola, “to be invited to come to Nashville, to the beautiful State Capitol building and receive a Proclamation from the Senators of Tennessee. I was surprised when Sen. Paul Bailey introduced me to the legislative body and the chamber erupted in applause.”
Starting the final match with a birdie on the first hole, Ms. Greenwood never relinquished her lead as she claimed her national championship crown on the 16th hole, 3 up with 2 holes to play, against Manon Donche-Gay of France.
Since winning the AAU tourney, the 17-year old has been invited to play in the International Junior in Florida in December.