Centennial Golf Team Places and Moves On to States

Words: Emily Hollwedel

On October 8, Centennial Golf had an incredibly successful day at the District Golf Championship.

Kenny Chaplain and Morgan Taylor placed in the recent tournament. Taylor placed third in the girl’s division, while Chaplain placed fifth in boys. The entire golf team also claimed the fourth place in the tournament, and is now qualified for states in Maryland.

Chaplain and Taylor provided insight on how they felt about the tournament, and how they plan to prepare for states.

“I don’t really know what to feel yet,” Chaplain admitted. “The whole round was so strange… I could have done so much better, but I’m content with how I did.”

“This was my first time playing in Districts. I knew that I did all I could to use what I have learned and integrate it into every shot,” Taylor said. “I felt proud of myself, but I knew I still had more work to do [for states].”

Chaplain also talked about their preparation for states.

“For starters, I always play a practice round or two at the course to really get a feel for what type of shots I have to hit and where misses are penalizing or not,” commented Chaplain. “This is my third time going to states, and being a senior this time, there’s almost a sense of urgency to do well. I have to figure out how to quell this anxiety that could ultimately push me to force myself into hitting bad shots and overthinking everything.”

Taylor is also practicing in a similar fashion.

“I’m excited to play in states because it will be my first time… I think I am prepared enough mentally and physically to put up a good score,” she said.

The State Golf Tournament in Maryland is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 22, and end on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Photo Contributed By Stephen Lee

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