Lake Saint Louis senior, Mia Davis, swings her way into competing at this year’s 44th MSHSAA Class 1 Girls Golf Championship to be held at Mozingo Lake Recreational Park Course on October 15-16.
A 13th place finish at sectionals was what Davis and her coach, Bev Miller, needed to move on to state. Davis started playing golf at age 5 as part of the Junior Golf Program at Lake Forest Country Club, then played CYC and JR LPGA.
Golf is not the only activity Davis focuses on. At Barat Academy, a private coed Catholic high school in Chesterfield, Davis not only is on the golf team, but is National Honor Society President, plays trumpet, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, sings in the choir, and acts in the school plays and musicals. “Being a small school, I have had many opportunities to go outside of my comfort zone and try things I would never have the opportunity to do at other schools.”
Barat’s girls’ golf coach, Bev Miller, is a pro golfer in the LPGA and female role model for Davis. Coach Bev has shown Davis what it means to be a gracious athlete, win or lose. “I sincerely and genuinely approach other golfers and coaches to shake their hand, thank them and tell them good match. Encouraging and helping other players, is what golf truly is all about. That is what Coach Bev and Barat Academy are all about.”