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In mid-August, 2014 graduate Brady Dixon will be on his way to California to compete in the 2018 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship golf tournament. 

His third year vying for a spot, the Mounds native earned his place through a Kansas City qualifier on July 16. He finished in the second qualifying spot out of 64 other golfers. 

He started his first round of the day with a couple of early pars. He made his first birdie on hole 4 followed by back-to-back birdies on holes 6, 7, 8, and he closed the first nine at 5 under par. An eagle at the end of the first round put him at 7 under, finishing the first round with a score of 65. 

After a break for lunch, he started on hole 10 in the second round and made his first birdie on 12. He said that gave him some momentum.

“It was nice to see a putt go in that early in the round,” said Dixon. 

He birdied on 17 and on 5, followed by a bogey on hole 8. Making par on hole 9, Dixon closed the round at 70 with 2 under par. This brought his total to 9 under par for the tournament.

But there was still somebody that could catch him. He did meet some relief when that player’s caddy told Dixon it looked pretty promising for him.

“On the guy’s last hole, his caddy said I was going to make it, because he couldn’t catch me,” said Dixon.

It was nevertheless nerve-wracking while he waited about an hour for the other players to wrap up.

“Once everything became official, it was pretty surreal,” said Dixon. “But everybody was congratulatory, and I was excited for the two of us who made it!” 

Dixon will fly out to California on Aug. 10 for 2 days of stroke play at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. After that, the field cuts from 312 to 64 players for match play, and if they advance to finals, 2 will be qualified to compete in the Masters Tournament in May of 2019. 

He said depending on his performance at the national championship, he may consider continuing his professional golf career.

“If I play well that week, I’ll try to pursue something a little further,” said Brady. “Really, it just depends on that week.”

But, he doesn’t have too many expectations. 

“It’s just about playing golf,” said Dixon. “I’ll be excited to take everything in and play as well as I can.”

This isn’t the first time he has earned nationwide recognition. In October of 2017, Dixon and his teammates made it onto the Golf Channel and the Today Show (click here to view video) when a video of theirs went viral on Instagram. It showed Dixon hitting a ping-pong ball across the top floor of their house, down the stairs, and into a red Solo cup. 

Dixon played 4 years on varsity at Notre Dame Regional High School, and 4 years in Division 1 college golf at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He graduated from SIU-Edwardsville with a bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science, and has applied to a Physician Assistant program. 

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Athletic "Dead Period"

Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, August 5 is Athletic Dead Week.  Per MSHSAA guidelines, students are not to utilize the school facilities including the track, outdoor fields, gym, or weight room and are to have no contact with coaches. Tryouts begin August 6.

Physicals

All Athletes must have a physical on file in odrer to tryout or begin practices. If you have not already turned in your physical, please bring to the first practice and turn in to the coach.

Tryouts and Practices

  • Girls Golf: meet in commons at ND at 9:00 am
  • Boys Soccer: 8:00 am-10:30 am all week
  • Cross Country: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
  • Softball: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
  • Girls Tennis: 8:30 am-11:00 am all week
  • Girls Volleyball: Freshman/Sophomores 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
                               Jr/Sr  1:00 pm-4:00pm
  • Boys Swim: 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday at Central Municipal Pool in Cape » Download Practice Schedule

Fall Sports Policy Meeting 

August 13 at 6pm in the school gym - MANDATORY FOR ALL FALL ATHLETES AND AT LEAST ONE PARENT


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Notre Dame is launching a new program, Letters from Clare, as a prayer connection between alumni and our incoming freshman students.  Saint Clare and Saint Agnes communicated via hand written letters personally carried back and forth between Bohemia and Assisi by Franciscan Friars as they made their dangerous travels on foot across Europe.  We are asking you, our alumni,  to carry-on the conversation that Clare and Agnes had about their spiritual life to inspire the spiritual growth of our students during the school year.  On the first day of their classes at Notre Dame, students will receive a letter written by one of our alumni to encourage them in their faith journey. Please begin your letter with, “Dear Notre Dame student.”   At the end of your letter, please sign with your first name, your graduation year, as well as your city and state of residence. You will find more information on our website.

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Prayer is a powerful tool in our spiritual life and to have alumni from all around the world praying for our students would be an amazing testament to the work being done at Notre Dame Regional High School.  Be assured that we continue to pray for you!

Please send your completed hand-written letter to:
Notre Dame Regional High School
Attn: Development Office
265 Notre Dame Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

- OR -

Email a typed copy to:
development@notredamecape.org

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WEDNESDAY, July 11

Girls Clinic - 9:30am-12pm;
Boys Clinic - 1pm-4pm;
(However, an exam can be obtained by either gender in both time slots). 

Jr. High students also welcome - grades 6-8;

Cost is $20

ND is only requiring the MSHSAA physical form this year.  We are discontinuing the use of Privit, the online platform used last year.

Download MSHSAA PHYSICAL FORM

Before a ND student comes to the clinic, please complete page (1) of the physical form. Bring that to the clinic. We will have additional copies available but it would be helpful to have this information completed before your student arrives.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PHYSICAL BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN TRYOUTS. 

Please note: the Athletic "Dead Week" is from Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, August 5.  Per MSHSAA guidelines, students are not to utilize the school facilities including the track, outdoor fields, gym, or weight room and are to have no contact with coaches. Tryouts begin August 6. Please contact individual coaches for times. 

Contact Tracy Dumey, tracydumey@notredamecape.org with questions.
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