The Carroll golf program was well-represented on the links at the state tournament on Monday and Tuesday, as three teams Dragons teams competed for the ultimate prize – a state championship trophy.
Coach Matt Glenn said that reflecting on this season as a whole, he is very satisfied with what his teams have accomplished and really could not ask for much more.
“This season has been great,” Glenn said. “We set some really high goals at the start of the year. We've worked hard, and made a big accomplishment for the boys to get two teams to the state meet. Then the girls followed up and made it back, so our goal was to challenge for a state championship and hopefully bring one back to Southlake.”
The boys team finished third in the state last season and seventh on the the girls side, and Glenn said he he told his teams a couple of things as they headed into the state competition.
“Obviously, the kids are going to get a little wired up for the state championship,” Glenn said. “We try to keep it to wear it is just another tournament. We let them know that they need to take care of business and be disciplined. To be patient and to go for certain holes, with a red light on certain holes and green light on other holes. To play well and disciplined, and you've got a good chance.”
Regardless of the outcome of the state tournament, Glenn said he hoped his players take away a couple of things from this season.
“I think the biggest thing for us is that we tell them at the beginning of the year to make sure we don't have a season where there are what-ifs,” Glenn said. “In other words, lets make sure that ‘if I had practiced a little more in this area or that area, it would have all paid off at the end of the season in the state championship.’ These kids have put in a lot of time since August, and they've accomplished a lot.
“The coolest thing about this team is that there is no jealousy among them. They all root for each other, and that is how we want it to be.”
Glenn said that things are shaping up well for next season.
“We are losing several of our senior girls, so we will be younger on that side,” Glenn said. “It won't be a rebuilding year, but we will have some players that have not been to the state championship or know what it is all about. On the boys side, we don't have one senior, so we will have every kid back for next year.”