As a senior at Salpointe High School, Andrea Trevino has established herself as a winner. In what she calls her most memorable moment in golf, Andrea was part of the Salpointe team that won back to back state championships for the first time in school history. She remembers it as an exciting time and used it as fuel to motivate her in the future.
However, winning doesn’t seem to be the only part of the game she has learned, Andrea has become a master at the toughest part of golf, the mental game.
“The mental aspect is the most challenging but has taught me to be strong and work on my perseverance not only on the golf course but outside the course also.”
These skills have paid off as she looks to improve her game. In doing so, she will be able to take golfing to the next level and achieve the goal of playing inIro college.
“After High School, I plan on continuing to play golf at the collegiate level and helping my team in tournaments.”
Why does Andrea continue to work at golf and persevere through all the challenges she faces on the course? Part of that she attributes to the joy that comes from a new round or the satisfaction of a great shot. But she sums up why she remains dedicated to golf in seven simple words.
“Just for the love of the game.”
Kenyon Kautz, a senior at Ironwood Ridge High School, never intended for golf to be his primary sport. Originally, baseball was his sport of choice, and he started playing golf at age 12 only when he wanted to take a break from baseball. Now, Kenyon is a four time letterman at Ironwood Ridge and was named Southern Arizona player of the year for Division I high schools. However, Kenyon doesn’t want to stop there.
“My favorite part of golf is the fact that no one is perfect at it. No matter how good we become there is always more to try and achieve.”
Part of achieving more included qualifying for major tournaments throughout the country. One such tournament is the Optimist Championship, a prestigious tournament hosted in Florida that attracts top players from around the country. In order to qualify for the tournament, he birdied the 18th hole at Oro Valley Country Club in one his best and most clutch moments of his golfing career. It is times like these that explain why Kenyon plays golf.
“I play golf because it allows me to continually have goals that I can work on as I progress in life.”
Kenyon’s high school accomplishments have earned him a scholarship to play for Hofstra University, a Division 1 school located in New York. Kenyon will tee it up for the Hofstra Pride this fall as he continues working on his goals.