The playoffs come with stress.
"I was anxious last night and couldn't sleep," said Sterling senior Ian Coberly, "I always get nervous for Regionals, you got to play well."
With the pressure on golfers from sterling are actually quite comfortable. The tournament in Lafayette is a welcome break from their flood-ravaged hometown.
"Can't flush which means can't shower, can't use any water so it's kind of a struggle but you got to fight through it I guess," junior Trey Lambrecht told 9NEWS.
"It's nice to get out of it and be in a place where I can actually take a shower, go to the bathroom, just general stuff you take for granted everyday," added Coberly.
A day on the course, after a night in a hotel that offered the boys a chance to get cleaned up. They're situation at home is bad, but there's always perspective.
"We had a team that couldn't be here this week. It's really hard. Estes Park, their situation is much worse then ours, they couldn't even get here," Sterling head coach Kent Chrisman told 9NEWS.
The Bobcats golf team was left stranded in their town with no way to make it to the regional. Which means this years state tournament hopes may be washed away like the roads leading in and out of Estes Park.
"We're saying prayers for their community and hopefully we get to see them down the road," said Chrisman.
Sterling's team feels lucky to have made the regional, but they did more then just show up. Both Trey and Ian qualified for state for a second straight year.