"It's mostly just bad shots," he said. "I get a little angry sometimes. Like a little too angry, I guess. I think I'm getting a little better at controlling that.
"I just stay focused and worry about the shot I'm on. I don't really think about other holes or what I have to shoot."
It's quite a challenge for the emotional Basile.
"It's tough," he said. "It is a challenge, definitely."
His maturing couldn't come at a better time as the high school golf season winds down to the final three weeks. Additionally, Basile said he's better in 18-hole tournaments - which is what he'll face in the Class AAA Region 3 Tournament Oct. 1 at Berry Hills Country Club (his home course) and the state tournament.
"In 18-hole tournaments I've been playing really well," he said. "In nine-hole tournaments, I've been kind of inconsistent. I don't know ... I really don't know, that's just how it's been."
He won't have to worry about those much longer.
As far as basketball is concerned, he plans on taking his 6-foot, 2-inch frame to the court again in the winter.
"I really do love the sport, it's just so much fun," Basile said. "It's way more different than golf. Golf gets a little boring."
CHARLESTON CATHOLIC will get another look at George Washington today in the Kanawha County Championships as the Irish seeks to win a third consecutive Class A state title.
The Irish's No. 1 is Christian Casingal, who was the Class A medalist as a freshman in 2011. Its No. 2 is Persily. Casingal's younger brother Nick, as well as Cameron Blakley, Allie Persily - Aaron's younger sister - and Peri Bailey round out Catholic's top six.
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