It was Sept. 25, and girls’ golf confidently stepped onto their home course, Buenaventura, eager to face off against the Bishop Diego Cardinals. The Dragons hit the course with high intensity and retained their energy through all nine holes, giving the game a final score of 191 Foothill, 274 Bishop Diego.
The Dragons were determined from the start. Kelly More ‘20, realizing that golf is just as much a mental game as it is physical, put all of her focus into each swing. Using that knowledge, she scored herself two birdies, on hole four and nine. More finished the match with a 38, only three above par.
“I’ve definitely learned how to maintain my emotions during the match,” More said.
The Dragons continued to flourish through different holes. Hannah Hart ‘20 and Rylie Singleton ‘21 both finished with a 35, with Singleton swinging three birdies and Hart only hitting above par once.
Although Sofia Lewis ‘23 was not entirely impressed with her performance, she knows that her practices are helping her on the field.
“I was proud of my long irons and my woods today,” Lewis said.
Golf coach Wayne Powers commented on the girls’ good work ethic and their strength on the golf course. Powers noticed how well the girls are able to handle themselves on the fairways and he is proud to be associated with them.
“All of them have shown that they want to learn more about the game, that they’re good competitors, that they are honest, and that’s important on the golf course,” Powers said.
The Dragons are currently preparing for their next game at Buenaventura against St. Bonnie on Oct. 1.