United Community Bank Athlete of the Week: Gavin Argent
MINOT, N.D. – Minot High senior Gavin Argent said golf has a unique quality that keeps him coming back.
“It’s just a really humbling sport. One day you can be doing great, and the next day it’s just all gone. It’s really challenging,” said Argent.
His grounded approach has led to low scores, and Magicians junior Henry Langhans said it’s given the team confidence.
“You’ve got to keep focused, and hit the good shots that you can hit,” said Argent.
“He’s always able to play well. It calms us down going into a round knowing that even if we have a bad day, one of us is going to play well. The other guys are always calm too, so hopefully, they play well,” said Langhans.
Magicians coach Shane Hannegrefs said Argent is as good a ball striker and driver the program has had, but he’s given more to the Maroon and Gold.
“There’s not a kid on our team he doesn’t treat with respect, kindness, and generosity. If they need something, those younger guys can go to him whether they’re a varsity golfer or beginning golfer,” said Hannegrefs.
Argent said his approach has been built on earning opportunities to score low.
“Putting yourself in the good positions to really let that show is the most important part,” said Argent.
Argent said he also credits his father, Reed, and Souris Valley Golf Course manager Steve Kottsick with helping him become the golfer he is today.
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