Women’s golf captain looks forward to building team for last tournament

October 10, 2016

Hannah Harvey

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     The women’s golf team are wrapping up their tournament with an award-winning, RMAC title for one of their players.

     The women’s golf team came in at 8th at the West Texas A&M Lady Buff Stampeded Invitational on Oct. 4 and junior Alex Darwin was named the conference player of the week.

     Raquell Castillo, women’s golf team captain, placed 30th, scoring 161. Castillo, a senior political science major, became captain at the end of last spring.

     “Having the title as captain makes the team come together,” said Castillo.

     Castillo has been on the team for four years, similar to her teammates. Being on the team since the program started has helped prepare for tournaments.

     Castillo scored an 84 at the Ranger Invitational on Sept. 13. She said that there is room for improvement based on her performance and she is motivated to play.

     “I’m out there to have fun and do my best,” said Castillo.

     The Ranger Invitational was the second tournament this semester, but it wasn’t the team’s best due to windy weather, according to Castillo.

     “(The tournament) was a warm up for the year to get back into tournament mode. It helped to set more goals for the team,” said Castillo.

     The team is shifting their focus to having a good time on the field instead of stressing about winning, said Castillo. Working together has helped everyone and may have even contributed their placement of 2nd in the RMAC, according to Castillo.

     The girls learned a lot about what they could improve on as team from last season as well.

     “Learning about course management, taking notes and sticking to a plan helps nerves. I also have to trust my game when I think something is wrong,” said Castillo.

     The team attend their last tournament on Oct. 10-11 at the Adams State Invitational at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo.