PITTSFIELD – Golf is hard, really hard. It’s all about limiting mistakes and not compounding them.
“if you get a little bit out of rhythm you start self diagnostics, running through your self-diagnostics start tinkering and then it gets way out of rhythm,” Dugas said.
“And then your starting to count the numbers and it just free falls from there and then it just ends up in a spiral that you can’t get out of,” he added.
Dugas just summarized your Sunday foursome, which is exactly what the Eagles are hoping to avoid at the NCAA Tournament this week.
“We’ve been talking about that all year that’s like our defined goal is to stick around for all four days and I don’t know give ourselves a shot at least it’ll be fun,” junior Daulton Wickenden said.
The Eagles have a great shot at challenging for the title, which is something they knew they would have a shot at for months.
“We have our conference championship in the fall so that’s like our big tournament that we have to win that to move on to the next level and the national championship,” Wickenden said.
Consistency is the greatest commodity in golf, it’s what separates a good team from a bad one. Despite not playing for anything during their spring season – the Eagles stayed focused ahead of the tournament.
“The one year that we did miss it which was my first year the spring was not, it just didn’t have the same luster that it does in the years that we know we’re preparing for a national championship,” Dugas said.
But this spring was different for the Eagles.
“We’re playing at the highest level and it doesn’t get any higher than that. You’re playing for a national championship you get to stand next to the trophy, I mean we want to bring one home and these guys can. I’ll put them up against anybody,” Dugas added.