Yuma Catholic senior golfer Jordan Grasis commits to West Texas A&M
For Yuma Catholic senior Jordan Grasis, Tuesday was was a culmination of years of hard work on the golf course. Grasis signed her national letter of intent Tuesday at the Yuma Catholic media center to move on to West Texas A&M next season on a golf scholarship.
“I talked to a lot of coaches and looked up a lot of colleges,” she said. “I talked to coaches on the phone and through email, and after visiting West Texas I felt in love with the school and I fell in love with the team. They are a family, which is just what I was going for. The coach said that they go to dinners together. They do everything together.”
Last season she helped lead the Shamrocks to a second-place finish in the Boys Division III golf state finals. Golfing against the guys, she finished fourth overall after having a 72 and a 74 at Tucson National.
Growing up it wasn’t always clear that Grasis wanted to solely focus on golf. She was also a volleyball player, but a couple of injuries and her love affair with the game of golf made her focus clear.
“The thing with golf is that you can play until you’re 90,” she said. “I see guys at the course out there all of the time. They just love the sport and I began to love the sport. I had to fall in love with it, and I guess I didn’t have to. It just naturally came to me.”
Yuma Catholic boys basketball is fighting some of those early-season growing pains as the Shamrocks fell to Lake Havasu in their regular season opener on Tuesday night.
YC (0-1 AIA) led early but the cold shooting and turnovers set in and they fell 5445 to the Knights (3-0 AIA).
With just a weekend tournament under their belt, the team hasn’t had much time to practice and at times that
YUMA CATHOLIC SENIOR Jordan Grasis (seated) signs a national letter of intent Tuesday to attend and play collegiate golf for West Texas A&M University. Watching Grasis are (from left), her grandmother Pat Grasis; her father and coach Maris Grasis; mother Heather Eynon; sister Kalaina Barnett; grandmother Rosemary Armstrong; nephew Noah Rojas; and grandfather Steve Armstrong.