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Sports Summary: Eagle Golfers Take to the Green for Regional Matches

Eagle golfers gather equipment for a match. (Courtesy Photo)

By Zoe Nix--Eagle Staff Writer

The Eagle golf team finished their season by playing their chances in the regional games.

The match was held on Tuesday, April 13, a seemingly cold and windy day in Charlottesville. Several other schools were also in attendance.

“The region tournament went alright,” Michael Rogers, golf head coach, began. “We finished 5th out of 8 teams. We definitely did not have our best day. The conditions were difficult. We're used to playing a fall season when golf courses are in their best shape and it's warm. Spring golf has been quite the opposite. Courses are not in their prime condition yet and it was pretty cold and windy during the tournament. Overall we did a pretty good job adjusting, [we] just didn't put together one of our better rounds as a team.”

Scoring was about on the same level as this.

“We ended up shooting one of our worst scores of the season,” Rogers explained. “My goal was to shoot a score around our season average. Overall I was pleased with my veteran players. Our top 3 scores were pretty good. My younger players struggled some but gained some good experience for the future.”

Despite the struggles and the setbacks, Rogers still praised his team for their effort.

Golfers prep for their next swing. (Courtesy Photo)

“My two seniors, Cutter Harvey and Brayden Walmsley, stood out to me. This was their last golf match and they had our top 2 scores,” Rogers commented. “Any other year they would have qualified for the state tournament as individuals with the scores they shot. However this year (because of Covid) the VHSL cut the number of players participating in the state tournament in half, so they just barely missed the cut off. I'm still very proud of them and they are state-level golfers in my mind.”

Rogers left off with some words for his players.

“I told them after we finished that I am proud of all of them. This has been a season unlike any other and they have been pretty resilient through it all. Even though we did not have a great round at the region tournament, we were improving throughout the season. Our previous couple matches had been our best scores of the season. My seniors know that I'm going to miss them and I'm excited for my younger players and the quick turnaround we have before next season begins," he concluded.

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