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Devil golfers return from Scotland with smiles on their faces

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From page B1 | August 29, 2014 |

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A group of young golfers, including DHS' River Xiang, front left, and Casey Harris, middle, and Blue Devil coach Rhonda Mohr pose in front of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Courtesy photo

For all Americans, trips to Europe are extremely special experiences.

For golfers, a trip to the place of the game’s invention is a memory that will last a lifetime. And that’s exactly what two Davis High golfers got the chance to do earlier this summer when Blue Devil seniors Casey Harris and Yuexin “River” Xiang traveled to the U.K. in June for the St. Andrews American High School Championship.

Harris and Xiang were nominated, along with incoming freshman Marie Dean who missed out on the trip last-minute due to illness, to compete in the prestigious tournament for the Davis Golf Academy team under DGA and DHS head coach Rhonda Mohr.

Both golfers were nominated thanks to strong junior seasons which saw each earn All-Delta Valley Conference honors.

“I encourage (the golfers) to play in many junior tournaments during the summer and this is by far the highlight,” Mohr said. “Nothing inspires student players more than St. Andrews.”

“The tournament and organization that runs the tournament is exceptional and the students have a lot of fun, not only playing golf, but meeting people and learning some amazing history about Scotland,” Mohr added. “There are ruins in St. Andrews and it’s such a quaint town that has a historical castle, churches and ruins besides some great hospitality and, of course, St. Andrews University where Kate and (Prince) Will met.”

While the trip featured many sightseeing opportunities — such as a chance viewing of Queen Elizabeth’s motorcade — the Devil golfers also took care of business on the course.

In addition to Xiang’s individual fourth-place finish, Davis’ group — made up of the Blue Devil duo and three male golfers from different parts of the country — finished fourth out of 12 total teams.

“They both had smiles on their faces the whole time,” Mohr said of the DHS pair. “They were very positive about the experience and Casey asked me if she could go again in the summer of 2015. This was my second year attending this tournament and the tournament organization has asked me to come back every year as a chaperone as long as I want.”

Note: Mohr mentions that interested boys and girls who can score in the 80s or below should contact her at rmohrgolf@gmail.com if they’re interested in competing in St. Andrews next summer.

— Reach Evan Ream at eream@davisenterprise.net or follow him on Twitter @EvanReam

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Evan Ream graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ore. He loves soccer more than any person rationally should. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly
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