Savio Golf Teams Finish Season at Regional Tournament
Our St. Dominic Savio Eagles (Zachart Stewart and Clayton Knavel) and Lady Eagles (Savanah Acosta, Brooke Ellis, Shelbie Sagnes, Connor Neill and Shelby Ferraris) traveled to Victoria, TX to compete at the TAPPS 4A Regional Golf Tournament at the Victoria Country Club.
All the golfers who were able to see the course on Sunday evening were greeted to very soggy conditions as the City of Victoria had had 18 inches of rain over the past four days. It was a concern if the course would be playable for our Regional Tournament. The rains had let up early on Saturday morning and with the help of strong north winds, the golf course greens keeper and maintenance crew worked their magic to make the course playable for its visitors.
Monday morning start of the tournament was great! The course, although not dry was in good shape and looked completely different than it did just the evening before. Play began at 8:30 with the Men progressively teeing off on the number 1 tee and the Ladies teeing off on the number 10 tee. Our Lady Eagles began their rounds at approximately 9:30 and the Eagles began approximately at 10:30. Our golfers played the best they could on every hole, unfortunately it was not meant for them to advance to the State tournament.
Season ending words from Coach Becerra:
Eagles and Lady Eagles,
I wouldn’t be the coach you have come to know if I didn’t leave you with some words.
It was a very challenging golf season this year. The weather gave us many challenges and limited our practice times and tournament opportunities. There were also challenges with a new school year as you prepared for college entrance and life in general. As always I have compared this great game of golf to life and I hope that if not today, one day my words and analogies will resonate with you.
Every day on the golf course is a lesson on how to navigate through life. Today, I saw athletes accept their challenges, respect the outcome and congratulate those that achieved advancement to the State tournament. I also saw one of you have so much pride in the game that you stood strong in your conviction to the scores you challenged from a playing competitor. I had a conversation with one of you about first tee jitters. All of these things made me proud of being your Coach and proud to know you as an athlete and a person. Despite not advancing, you were happy for those that did and shook hands in sportsmanship. You stood up to controversy in scoring and in doing so ‘protected the field’. And with 'first hole’ jitters, you came to know how much this game really means to you.
I hope you all continue to work hard on your game and in all things you do. Remember, your best is the best you can do at that time and in that moment. Whether the score or the outcome is what you hoped for or not, you did your best for that time otherwise you wouldn’t be doing it.