Ocean Armstrong: WHSV Student Athlete of the Week November 14

By: Andy Rives Email
By: Andy Rives Email

BROADWAY, Va. (WHSV) -- Broadway High School's Ocean Armstrong has a passion for the game of golf that runs deep.

"I just love the game. When you step on the course and you have a bad day, it just makes you want to go again and get better. And then once you have a really good day, you feel like you've really accomplished something," said Ocean.

Ocean's accomplished plenty on the course. He's the course champ at Shenvalee in New Market and finished fourth in the state this season.

"The fact that he goes out and plays so much and works on his game. Not just during the golf season, but year round really stands out. That's why he's the leader of our team. It's not just a two month thing for him. It's a 12 month thing for him," said Brian Ratliff, Ocean's golf coach.

"Golf is a difficult sport, and I like to conquer difficult things. Once you repeat swings over and over and over again, once you step over the ball it's just like you know you can do it. You've done it before many a time," said Ocean.

Ocean dedicates a good deal of time to the tennis court, where he serves as the number one seed for the Gobblers.

Ocean competes in the classroom as well, sporting a 4.1 GPA.

"He wants to do well and is willing to put in the work and the time it takes to do well. I can totally see why he's a great golfer because the same types of practice he that he needs to do to be a great golfer are what he puts in in the classroom," said Jennifer Moyers, Ocean's English teacher.

"It's sorta like pushing yourself to be the best. Even in sports and academics it's what I want to do," said Ocean.

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