Following a stellar performance at the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational, junior Andres Brictson was recently named Eagle of the Week for a second time. Brictson ended the tournament in third place and led the Eagles to win overall as a team
Brictson sat down to answer a few questions about his stellar performance at the tournament.
How does it feel being Oklahoma Christian’s top athlete of the week?
It feels really good. I’m proud of myself. It’s great to see my game is getting better.
How were the conditions on the course at the tournament and how did they affect your game?
It rained on us during the practice round, but for the first round on Monday, the 36-hole day, the weather was perfect. It was sunny with very light winds, which is perfect for good scoring. Sadly, it rained again on Tuesday so the last round was canceled.
What is your mindset going into a tournament?
I tell myself to trust my game and the work I’ve put in. I know I have what it takes to win, it’s just a matter of performing my best at the right time.
You’ve been playing really well recently, is there anything you attribute to your success?
I worked really hard over the summer because I wanted to be ready for this year. I had a good spring semester last year, so I wanted to come back and start right where I left off.
Do you feel like you’re hitting your stride with the consistent level of play you’ve had?
Yes, it feels good to be playing more consistently. Last year was kind of up and down. One of my goals for this year is to eliminate my higher rounds in order to be more consistent.
How does the team’s recent success affect team chemistry and mindset going forward?
Chemistry is huge for us. We all get along very well, and I think that is an advantage we have over other teams. Winning our first two tournaments is a big confidence boost. We have really good players this year and our team is pretty deep. I think the key for us is not getting too ahead of ourselves. The season is just starting, and we have a lot of tournaments to play.
What is your favorite post-tournament food?
A nice steak, mashed potatoes, and a salad.
What is your go-to pregame song?
Hall of Fame by The Script.
Once a week the top-performing athlete is chosen to be Eagle of the Week by the athletic department. Every Eagle of the Week has an article written about their performance and why they were chosen. To accompany this, the Talon will provide students with a more in-depth look at some of the top performers on campus.