Keller Citizen

Junior standout is cornerstone of upstart Eaton girls golf team

Hannah Vu with Eaton golf coach Harris Graham.
Hannah Vu with Eaton golf coach Harris Graham. Courtesy Photo

The Haslet Eaton girls golf team represented the school at region in its inaugural season this past spring, and Hannah Vu was a big part of the reason why.

The junior golfer was a first-team all-region selection, shooting a 162 at the tournament and finishing third individually, and coach Harris Graham said he could not ask for much more.

“Hannah is everything a coach could ask for out of a student athlete,” Graham said. “She is a straight-A honor student in the classroom and an all state-level golfer on the golf course. She is our rock, and I can always count on her to be a leader. I am very fortunate to have her lay the foundation of the girls golf program at Eaton.”

The spring season was a strong one for the Lady Eagles, winning a district championship and qualifying for the regional tournament, and Vu was a cornerstone of the team, finishing third at regionals and being an all-state selection.

“She had a fantastic year,” Graham said. “I have high expectations of her, and I know she has high expectations and goals for herself. I am confident that she can experience the same level of success this year as she did last year. She is off to a great start this year, breaking the school record in her first tournament, shooting a 75 at the Marcus Invitational.”

Vu, 16, said she is liking the way that things are shaping up for the Lady Eagles so far this season and said she believes that they will only get better as the season progresses.

“I believe our team has great potential this year,” Vu said. “The season has been going well, and we have been working very hard during practice. It should take us a few tournaments to build up momentum for the spring season, but so far, we’ve done great.”

Vu is president of the National Honor Society and vice president of Diversity Club at Eaton, and said she tries to set a good example for her younger teammates.

“Something I try to bring to the team is insight from my experience to the newer players,” Vu said. “I also try to bring a positive attitude because, while it is important to do well, it’s equally important to have fun.”

Vu said the team goal this season is to once again qualify for region and “hopefully state,” and said her personal goal is to shoot consistently in the low 80s and high 70s.

“In order to achieve our goals, it is crucial we put in time and good work ethic,” Vu said. “In addition, by learning from mistakes and building up experience, we will have a decent shot at making regionals and state.”