Saint James Golf Team Wins State!
Coach Nigel Card took the reigns of the Saint James golf team just before the start of the season with two assistant coaches, Dr. Bryan Oliver and Mr. Chris Sullivan. Beginning in February, the team played a roster of tournaments and it was clear that the foundation was laid for a great golf season. At each tournament, the team moved the needle higher and higher in terms of team rank and individual ranks. In April, STJ took 2nd place at the CCC Championship, 1st place at Sectionals, and 2nd place in May at the Sub State tournament. Going into the State Championship in Mobile last week, the enthusiasm was palpable. The guys knew the championship was in their grasp - they just had to stay focused. After two days of golf, Saint James School took the state golf championship from rival, UMS Wright by a 21 stroke victory. In fact, Saint James took 4 of the top 10, and 5 of the top 14 spots, in individual ranks. Clearly, the state tournament was the moment it all came together for this dedicated group of young men. "They are an exceptional group of golfers who truly support one another," said Coach Card. "It was such a personal honor and privilege to be a part of this extraordinary group of young men."