Danae Rugola competed in the PIAA state golf championship for the third year in a row. She recently competed on October 22 and 23 in York, PA. She placed third on the first day and finished the tournament on day two in second place.
On the first day she told herself “Everything is going to be alright, just do what I know best”. The only time Danae recalls being somewhat nervous is when she first teed off at the first hole. After that she relaxed and was on her game. She said before her match her goal was to do as best as she could. She was satisfied with how well she performed. She completed the first round and went out to the course to hit some off the tee to get a better feel of the course and how the wind was.
On the second day of the finals, Mr. Scott told her that on the last par of the 18th hole it will be her last hit as a golfer at the high school and her last game of golf played as a Uniontown High School student. She didn’t pay much attention to his remark until she made her swing and she was done. Once people started to come around her and hug her saying ” That was a good four years you did.” Danae said she broke down crying because it was her last game that she will play during her high school years.
Watch our exclusive video with Danea prior to her state competition. Your UHS family wishes you the best as you continue your athletic and academic career.
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