Senior Erin Adams has qualified for the Division II State Tournament in Golf. She is the first Beaumont student to qualify individually for the tournament since the school made an appearance as a team in 2013. Erin ranked 6th at the district tournament scoring an 84, making her 1 of 3 individuals from her district to qualify.
Not only is Erin an avid golfer, she is a top-notch student, is involved in competitive Irish dance, and is a member of the Beaumont track team among other extra-curricular activities. Erin is hardworking and dedicated to all that she does. Head golf coach, Katie Kirk, new to Beaumont, has witnessed first hand the payoff of Erin’s hard work.
“Although I’ve only been a coach for just under 5 years, Erin’s work ethic is the strongest I’ve ever seen. The determination and drive she has to strive for greatness is no match to other players. Let alone her dedication to golf, she also works very hard in the classroom, doing homework on the bus or before practice. The focus she has at practice everyday and the will to be better in this game, makes her the hardest working golfer I’ve ever seen”.
Erin has been part of Beaumont’s golf team for her entire high school career and, she has developed into quite the leader as a senior both on and off the golf course. She is helpful, encouraging, and always there for her teammates. “As being one of the co-captains this year, Erin has really stepped up in the leadership role”, Coach Kirk shares. “When you have a team that has a lot of freshmen about to start school, Erin was right there to help tell the girls what to expect in certain classes…on the golf course, Erin was there waiting until the last girl comes in from their round, giving words of encouragement, even if she had a bad round, she would always have a positive attitude towards the other girls”.
Erin is 1 of 12 golfers competing as an individual this weekend and she will be competing against teams from 12 schools as well. Coach Kirk believes that Erin will do her best this weekend and is equipped to take on the competition stating, “I think the strongest part of Erin’s game is her mental game. When Erin is on a roll, she is focused and in the zone. When a mistake is made, she takes that as a challenge and does her best to improve the next shot and recover. People don’t really think about it but your mental game is what makes golf so difficult, and I think Erin really excels and conquers that challenge”.
Erin is set to compete this weekend at The Ohio State University Scarlet and Grey Courses at the Columbus NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio. The Beaumont community sends our prayers and will be cheering every step of the way!
Congrats and God bless, Erin!
In St. Angela,
-Your Beaumont Family