Thursday afternoon Bridge City senior Cadence Underwood announced her intent to play golf after her senior year with Southern Arkansas University, becoming the first female from BCHS to sign a links scholarship.
SAU, home of the Mule Riders, is located in Magnolia, Arkansas which is about 260 miles from Bridge City. They are members of the Great American Conference and Underwood will play for newly hired coach Neriah Brown.
Coached by Kailey Rountree, Underwood is a BCHS 3 time player of the year, she won the Babe Zaharias Character and Leadership Award 2019, and was a Regional Qualifier in freshman and sophomore year.
She had won four straight tournaments before Covid-19 cancelled the season.
Underwood is also a star student. She’s been a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council since her junior year and is also the head varsity cheerleader.
-Gary Stelly, KOGT-