An interview with a local standout golfer who now plays with the Grace College men’s team, Noah Wright, was interviewed yesterday in the News-Gazette, Champaign, Ill. A portion of the interview is included below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grad schooling: Noah Wright talks time with Grace College men’s golf team
NOAH WRIGHT set a plethora of records in Monticello golf — including lowest nine-hole and 18-hole scores — prior to graduating in 2018 and taking a scholarship at Grace College. He checks in from Winona Lake, Ind.:
Has the college experience, from an athletic perspective, lived up to what you were expecting?
I’d say so. I didn’t really know what to expect. There were a lot of pretty good golfers in the area when I played. Some of them are playing at even a higher level of college golf. NAIA’s kind of unknown, kind of what level of skill’s going to be there. Not a lot of people talk about it. But it’s just as good, in my opinion, as Division II or Division III in terms of skill level. … The jump from shorter yardages in high school, the farthest we get is probably 6,400, 6,500 yards. And then you jump to college, and nearly every tournament we’ve played in is at least 7,000, 7,100, 7,200 yards. It’s quite a jump. …
What was it like getting to play in the National Christian College Athletic Association national championship tournament this season?
We got down my freshman year, the year previous, and I really had no clue what to expect because I had never played in anything of that significance. I’d played state in high school, but never anything like going to nationals and traveling all the way to Florida. It’s probably the farthest I’ve ever gone for any golf trip, anyway. That was really neat. … We go down to Palm Coast, Fla., and play the Conservatory Course. I knew how I wanted to go about attacking that golf course and what I needed to do because I played it the year prior.
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