I could not be more proud of this young lady right now! On Tuesday, she was asked to play in the JV League Championship tournament at Smiley’s. It’s a mix of emotions for her. She is a Freshman, a beginner golfer, absolutely petrified of missing school, and never played a round of 18 holes in her life! I can only imagine how scary all of this can be, but what an honor to be asked to come out and play! I am truly in awe of her courage.I was able to watch several holes but couldn’t stay for the entire day as I’m in the throws of creating a birthday party for Jake. You know how that goes for me…always in over my head and praying for more time. The holes I did watch, she was absolutely killing it. In fact, I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it. She was out there with high school Juniors and hanging right in with them. The weather was a little interesting so she was taking her jacket on and off throughout the day.When she called me on the way home to deliver the news that she came in 6th place out of 55 girls and the ONW team took 2nd overall, I almost fell out of my chair! All I could think is…what in the gosh dang heck is going on here!? Not that I don’t believe in her BUT, that’s going above and beyond anyone’s expectations! She got two medals!!Here are the score sheets…And a shout out from her coach…
What an awesome day for Morgan. SO HAPPY FOR YOU BABY GIRL! I’d say that was well worth the day missed of school! And thank you Chris for apparently teaching Morgan a thing or two about golf!
The next morning I got a very early text asking if Morgan could play in the Varsity tournament that morning in Lawrence and she would need to leave immediately. WHAT!? I’d only had a few hours of sleep so I had to re-read that one a few times. Ok so a girl was sick and they needed another player, but the fact that they even thought of Morgan makes me so happy for her! It took Jake about .2 seconds to say he would GLADLY take her place ;). Sorry Jake, you’re only 11 and you’re not a lady. Morgan absolutely said no way she could miss another day of school and they understood!
That evening we checked our golf app and there she was slated to play in a JV tournament on Thursday!Can you imagine potentially missing 3 days of school for golf? Sounds absolutely glorious, right Jake!? Well, when you’re in high school the work load is very intense, and in fact Morgan was so overwhelmed she was tearing up. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a new high schooler and I truly appreciate her commitment to academics. Not only that, she can’t find her sand wedge and that’s throwing her into a tizzy. Needless to say, she pulled it together and we left after 4th hour today to go to Heritage Golf Course. This one was a 9 hole scramble format. Her team had it’s moments of greatness and many moments of not so great! That’s the brutal reality of the sport of golf.
What I adore about this sweet girl is she always has fun and most often you see her with that beautiful smile on her face!
COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF YOU MOMO!! You are one super cool Freshman high school girl!