Girls State Golf Tournament

Date Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2020

In February 2018, Haley Day began her high school golf career. It was 45 degrees and there was a threat of heavy rainfall. Day was able to play three holes having to stop due to inclement weather.

On May 10 and 11, Day competed in the UIL State Golf Tournament at the Lighthouse Country Club in Kingland, Texas. The weather was picture perfect on day one and Day matched her regional score of 110.

Day two was reminiscent of her first high school tournament with rain in the forecast and a chill in the air. Day teed off at 9:36 and began her last competitive round of golf. With mist beginning to fall, Day completed the first nine holes with a score of 53.

The clouds opened up and rain drenched the course. Day played through tough conditions for the next six holes before tournament play was stopped by the officials. Day’s high school golf career ended just like it began. She finished the tournament placing 17th out of 70 players.

“One of Day’s greatest strengths is her willingness to compete no matter what the conditions are. It has been my honor to coach Day for the past four years. She was willing to compete even when others were not. I will miss her smile and attitude.” said Lee Neel Knippa High School Golf Coach.