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14-year-old scores 65 in Junior City Championship, breaks course record


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.

RELATED STORY:  Junior Tennis Championship at Knoch Park




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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.