Bishop McGuinness golfer Alexis Sadeghy has a variety of different goals for her junior year.
But there should be no mistaking the big one.
“I want to win state this year,” the soft-spoken Sadeghy said.
As a freshman and sophomore, Sadeghy came in second at the state tournament, each time behind former Altus golfer Megan Blonien, who won four straight titles before heading to Oklahoma State.
Sadeghy is coming off a strong summer and fall season, in which she won the Sooner Junior and was selected for the Southern States Junior Cup, to be held in July in Jackson, Miss.
Now, she turns her attention back to team play with the Irish, who start their season in late March.
There's always pressure to perform on the golf course, but when she's representing her team, the pressure is different, especially considering the Irish are regular state title contenders — and hope to be again this y ear.
“You know you have to make a shot for the team, not just yourself, so it's a different feeling,” Sadeghy said. “We feel like we have a good team. We're all working hard, putting in a lot of hours.”
Recruiting has been an ongoing process for Sadeghy since her freshman year. She and her family hope to make a decision on a college by the end of the summer, though there are no clear favorites yet. Dozens of schools from across the country have expressed interest in her.
“We'd like for her to play in-state, but we can't decide,” said her mother, Karen. “We've got a few more months to make a decision.”
While some high school athletes find the recruiting process hectic or overwhelming, Sadeghy has enjoyed it.
“I find it exciting to have those opportunities,” Sadeghy said. “It definitely adds pressure when you're playing, but I think it makes me a better player.”
Key dates for the golf season
Here are some dates to remember for the golf season:
March 26: Norman North Invitational at Jimmie Austin OU GC (boys)
April 9: Edmond Memorial Bulldog Invitational at Kickingbird (boys)
April 15: Irish Invitational at River Oaks (girls)
April 16: Girls Class 2A-3A qualifying tournaments
April 18: Deer Creek Invitational at Rose Creek (girls)
April 22: Boys Class 2A-3A qualifying tournaments
April 23: Girls regionals, all classes
April 29: Boys regionals, all classes
May 1-2: Girls state tournaments
May 6-7: Boys state tournaments