Centennial ready to pursue S-CL golf throne

The precision of a juggler’s performance is a magnificent display.

Either the performer keeps everything where it needs to be, or everything spills to the ground.

Centennial High School golfer Chazz Vigil has managed to juggle his academics and athletics and hasn’t dropped the proverbial ball once.

Vigil is a four-sport athlete, which includes basketball, baseball, tennis and golf. He also participated in summer baseball and still hit the links in-between games and practices.

“I’ve been trying to do both all summer so my swing isn’t (too bad) in either sport,” Vigil said. “I’ve been able to keep a good swing and have a good transition into golf season.”

Last fall, Vigil secured a spot at the state tennis tournament along with No.3 doubles partner Louie Martinez.

Bulldogs golf coach — and Chazz’s father — Joe Vigil said his son was the only all South-Central League, all-academic player from the Bulldogs’ basketball team.

The string of accomplishments and display of dedication are a beacon of what the Bulldogs expect from a leader.

“It makes my job a little easier because I know when they’re out on that course, he takes that leadership role,” Joe Vigil said. “It shows in everything he does. It’s almost like having another coach on staff. He’s a leader on the field or course or whatever he’s trying to do. It’s important to have that.”

It’s crucial because of what Chazz Vigil and his teammates want to accomplish this season.

Chazz Vigil said, “I want to be the medalist” in the S-CL and return to state, which takes place at Boulder Country Club Oct. 1-2.

Both Joe and Chazz Vigil also believe the Bulldogs have the ability to claim the league crown.

“We feel like we have the talent and the capability to win the S-CL,” Chazz Vigil said. “Once we achieve that, we want to qualify for state as a team.”

It’s a tall task, but the Bulldogs are up for it. And coming from the junior who puts on a balancing act every day, accomplishing those goals is feasible.

“I try to make sure everyone enjoys the season and keep the varsity guys going,” Chazz Vigil said. “We make sure we have competition every day so we can play as well as we can.”

It’s a great time for the Bulldogs to chase the throne.

Just four state qualifiers, not including Chazz Vigil, return to their respective teams this season.

Pueblo West has Toby Salinas and AJ Arguello powering their squad, and Joshua Velasco is the lone state returner from East.

Andrew Egan, who golfed for Pueblo County last year, hopes to clinch another spot this season for Fowler.


Source: https://www.chieftain.com/sports/golf/centennial-ready-to-pursue-s-cl-golf-throne/article_75b8b805-f088-5c01-b738-155315b7e4ad.html

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