Coming out of their district tournament with both boys and girls varsity teams taking third place, the golf team has had a seemingly successful season, with key senior Lauren Wallace bound for the regional tournament as a single player.
With the winning game always starting and ending in a competition for ‘mosts’ for other team sports, the golf team strives for the least number of points, or even negative points, hoping Wallace will find success going into the regional tournament.
“My recent competitions were really good,” said Wallace. “I’m highly impressed with how this year has turned out and how I’ve played. The biggest difficulty was lack of sleep and missing school a lot; it’s really hard with the block system to miss one to two days of school and be able to catch up in your classes, especially the AP ones.”
The team has focused on how they work on their preparation from the very beginning, working on course management each tournament, and overall maintaining that same practice each training day. Trying to implement a game plan for each athlete, the team has focused on shots from 150 yards into the green, and trained to propel forward their chipping and putting skills. Structured as a rebuilding year for the players, the athletes have worked each day on their short game and chipping, putting, and an emphasis on their shots into the greens.
For Wallace however, the game has posed more of a mental challenge rather than a physical one, working on her capabilities to focus and achieve her goals no matter what the circumstance.
“This year I have really been working on my mental state throughout the tournaments,” Wallace said. “[For competitions], it’s imperative that you stay focused and positive though an entire round. everyone in my family plays golf…they just encouraged me to play both my sports and let me decide which one i wanted to focus on.”
With Wallace competing at Tierra Verde Golf Club on April 25 at 8:00 a.m., she looks to continue her success at the 6A Region 1 Girls Golf Tournament, having set the goal to compete at regionals, and now looking forward towards state.