MVG charges up for Catholic Leagues


Caroline Bland strikes a ball out of the rough grass. Bland hopes to master this shot before Catholic Leagues. (Photo Credit: Kate Shaw)

The Mercy Varsity Golf (MVG) team is gearing up for the upcoming Catholic League Championship. They finished second in the Seaholm Tournament on Sept. 29. Low scores included Lilly Blake with a 78, Erica Heath with an 81, and Amy Vlachos and Julia Shaw both with an 82.

MVG was inches away from first place with a two stroke gap.

“It’s sad that we only lost by two,” said senior captain Caroline Bland. “We were so close to winning but we were happy with our score overall.”

This close finish is pushing MVG to work even harder. In preparation for Catholic Leagues, MVG is stepping up their practices and playing everyday. They want their game to be in top shape so that they can perform well at Catholic Leagues.

“We’re planning on having group practices where we will work on our swings and short games,” said Bland. “We also have practice rounds set up, so we can get a feel for the course before we actually play it.”

Golf is not all about the physical game, however, explained Bland. MVG also has to concentrate on their attitude and mental game.

“As a team, we have to keep each other positive and not let one bad hole or shot ruin the whole round,” said Bland.

Junior Julia Shaw agrees that the team needs to step up their mental game.

“The team is full of talented girls,” said Shaw. “We just need to believe in ourselves in order to do our very best.”