Barringer, who has been golfing since sixth grade, left Chattanooga’s Creeks Bend Golf Club with a one-stroke victory in the 2014 Danny Tribble Chattanooga PGA Junior tournament.
The rising Cleveland High School senior shot a 72 on the first day and 74 on the second day for a total of 146, just enough to give her the narrow victory over Baylor’s Natalie Javadi the Girls 15-18 age group.
“I finally got all of my stuff together. Usually I do better on the back side than I do on the front side,” Barringer stated. “It was crazy because originally I thought I had lost, and then came to find out that I had won, and beat a girl who goes to Baylor.”
On the first day, Javadi shot a 73 and then a 74 on the second day.
Knowing that the tournament was neck-and-neck, Barringer remained cool and collected by taking it one hole at a time.
“I play better when I’m not thinking about the score. I was just going hole by hole and shot by shot — I wasn’t thinking about the end result, I was just thinking about each individual hole,” Barringer explained.
After her Chattanooga victory, things have been business as usual for Barringer, who practices at Chatata Valley.
The senior golfer’s focus is now on the fast-approaching high school season that begins on Aug. 12 against Ooltewah and Bradley Central.