When East Lake High coach Trent Hogg zips around a course on his golf cart during a tournament, he rarely checks on his top player, Madison Hewlett. He knows she is probably doing just fine.Hewlett, a freshman, barely cracks 5 feet and weighs 95 pounds. But golf doesn't require its players to be muscle-bound or tall. It takes a pure swing and a calm demeanor, and Hewlett has both.It all came together last week when she fired 6-under 66 at Lansbrook Golf Course in the Class 3A region tournament. It was the low round of the day and helped the Eagles qualify for the state tournament this weekend at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills. Not only was it her best round, it also included a hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole. She hit a pitching wedge 115 yards into the cup."It was online and it looked pretty good," Hewlett said. "Then when I got up to the green the ball mark was behind the hole, so it must've checked back into the hole."The ace came after bogey on the second hole. From there she finished with five birdies.Clearly, playing against older high school golfers on longer courses has not been intimidating. She shot a respectable 70 at the district tournament. Hewlett said she has been playing golf since she was 8. By the time she was 9, she was playing in junior tournaments. When she entered East Lake this year, there was no doubt she would try out for the golf team. But she admits there were some nerves."I usually play in tournaments where the players are near my age," Hewlett said. "So it was a bit of a change playing against seniors. I was a little nervous at first, but I just had to take a deep breath and do my best."Hogg had heard about Hewlett before he ever saw her play. And once he did see her play, he knew she had endless potential."I'd heard a little bit about her through the grapevine from the other girls when we had our preseason meeting," Hogg said. "Then I saw her play and she's a gamer. She's a machine. She crushes it down the fairway. She has to be one of the top 500 junior players in the country."Hewlett is a little more humble when talking about her prowess off the tee: "I don't hit it super far," she said. But she does admit to being an accurate player who is especially good with her irons. She considers herself a golf junkie who watches the sport on television. Her favorite player is Brooke Henderson, who she has met at an LPGA tournament. When she isn't playing, she is likely practicing her short game and putting. "I can do drills and games and be out there (on the practice range) for hours and not even realize what time it is," she said. This will be her first high school state tournament, but likely not her last. East Lake's team finished second to Steinbrenner in the region tournament to qualify. Joining Hewlett will be teammates Kaylee Auerbach, Asia Boyd, Peyton Munson and Alivia Horn. Munson is the only senior. "I think it's going to be really fun," Hewlett said. "I'm most excited about being able to play with the team. It should be a great experience."