NRCA Girls Golf: State Tournament Runners-Up

NRCA Girls Golf: State Tournament Runners-Up

By: Izzie McLawhorn, Shield Editor

NRCA’s girls golf team brought home the runner-up trophy in the NCISAA state tournament this week. The team finished an impressive 1-over par, just a few strokes behind Durham Academy.  

     “As a team, we played great. Our combined score was only 1-over par, which is fantastic,” Coach Wesley Bauguess said. Individual golfers recorded outstanding performances. Annalee Caveney finished third in the state with a 1-under 71, followed by Kiera Bartholomew with an even-par 72 and Lily Kate Watson with a 2-over 74. Anna Cate Badin shot her season’s best with 79.    

     The NRCA girls golf team has had a solid year, starting with a win against Ravenscroft in the first match of the season. The Knights defeated the Ravens 106-174. Until the team met Durham Academy in late September, they were undefeated.   

     Bauguess was confident that the team would play well this season. “I love playing for our school, but playing for the Lord, especially,” she said. “We remind each other all the time that we play to win, and we let the Lord choose who the victor is. And we just remember that we’re playing for him. So we’re very blessed.”   

     Bauguess shared that NRCA has a very strong and competitive team, but their focus remains on the big picture. Bauguess described the team’s perspective: “Lily Kate Watson said in one of our prayer huddles that people won’t remember what you’ve shot, and they won’t remember your score. They’ll remember how you made them feel, how we handled it, and how we glorified God. They’ll remember the handshake, the hug, and the thank you more than they’ll remember numbers.”