Still flying high
Former St. Joseph golfer and Texas A&M University senior Sarah Beth Davis will compete in the Southeastern Conference Women's Golf Championship Women's Golf Championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala.
Now in her last year at A&M, the Advocate caught up with Davis to discuss what her plans will be after college.
You started in 12 events in your freshman season and have been a starter ever since. How did that prepare you for the rest of your college career?
My freshman year, we won a lot of tournaments. We played really well in the Big 12. It gave me an enormous amount of confidence and experience to carry through the next three years I've been here. It's taught me so much, getting to play with different teams at different courses.
Who has been the biggest influence throughout your career?
My parents. They pushed me along the whole entire way. They wouldn't take no for an answer. They've provided me with all the means to achieve all my goals.
What do you remember most from your time at St. Joseph?
I had a good friend on the team, Abbey. She and I would practice a lot together. It was good to have a small group of friends in the sport at the school.
What are your plans after the season? Thoughts about turning professional?
I haven't given it that much thought yet. I won't graduate school until December. After that, I'm looking to get into law school. I want to still continue playing - whether it's professionally, probably not, but I still want to play recreationally to keep up with the game.
What will be the keys to a successful win this weekend at the SEC tournament?
It's getting everybody on the same page and getting everybody focused, believing that we can win. Just keeping everybody positive and in the same mind-set. I think we can definitely pull it off.
Did you ever think you would be continuing to play golf after starting at age 5?
My older sisters were an influence when I was younger. They played, and they were much better at the sport, and I was trying to keep up with them. They had a good friend who played, and she was my mentor.
What moment will you remember from your time at A&M?
Definitely golf. It's been such a huge part of my college experience. It's been an amazing experience and a great opportunity just to tour parts of the country that I otherwise wouldn't be able to see.