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Getting their head in the game

Apr 12, 2013
Blake Weidman of the Washington Demon’s golf team tees off Thursday evening during the tournament in Mt. Pleasant.

While watching the Washington Boys’ Golf Team’s performance during the meet against Mt. Pleasant and Fort Madison Thursday night, Coach Mark Berhow said that he was impressed with the strides his team had made over the first two meets.
While the team did come out behind Fort Madison, Berhow said that the team’s overall score has improved. Washington finished second in the tourney with a score of 170, losing to Mt. Pleasant’s score of 160. Fort Madison came in last with 193.
“With the weather and the situation, they showed good improvement,” Berhow said.
He was impressed with the overall performance of Dillon de Perrot. He said de Perrot had hit the ball out of bounds on the first drive, but came back with four straight pars.
“He did a nice job recovering from a difficult situation,” Berhow said.
De Perrot finished the game with a score of 40.
He also said that players Ryan Waite, Derek Anding and Connor Davey improved.
Berhow said that the players’ mental game has improved over their first games of the season. He said that in the challenging situation, they played with confidence and were able to come back from adversity. He cited the cold, rainy weather as an obstacle, and said he was proud his team had been able to persevere.
Before facing off against Fairfield and Fort Madison on Washington’s course Tuesday, the team will work on transferring the scores made in practice to the actual meets. Berhow said the team does very well in practice, but isn’t able to provide the same kind of play during actual contests.

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