Just as the world turns its attention toward sports achievement and excellence at the Olympics in London, news was received from the Naperville Park District that 14-year-old Alex Bassetto had broken Naperbrook’s course record in the Junior City Championship. And since golf is not featured in the 2012 Olympics, Bassetto’s play is one for the record book.
During the July 16 Junior City Championship tournament at Naperbrook Golf Course, Bassetto broke the course record (from the white tees) by shooting a 65. Bassetto won the C-Flight, comprised of 14-15 year-old boys, with a score 12 shots lower than the second and third place competitors.
“We are extremely proud of Alex Bassetto for his record-breaking achievement at Naperbrook,” said Naperbrook Head Golf Professional Tim Dunn. “We wish him the best in what promises to be an exciting future for him in golf.”
Complete results of the 2012 Junior City Championship for boys and girls ages 9-17 can be found at www.naperbrookgolfcourse.org under Tournament Results.
For information about Springbrook Golf Course, visit www.springbrookgolfcourse.org.
Photo courtesy of the Naperville Park District. Flight C winners, Will Vanalsburg, far left, Ian Langton, Alex Bassetto (Champion, front and center), Drew Rouches, and Mason Ripple.
FYI: According to betus.com, “on Friday it was announced that both golf and rugby would be added to the 2016 events schedule in Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and brought back in 2020 at a yet to be determined site. Both sports made their Olympic debuts in the 1900 Paris games but neither has been seen since 1924.”
When brought back, it’s likely professional golfers will be scheduled to play in the Olympics, other reports noted.
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