Freshman Golfer Heads to States

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High school freshman Shane DeVincenzo has accomplished something he didn’t previously think possible – qualified to represent the Port Jefferson School District during the 2016 New York State Golf Championship at Cornell University on June 4-5.

“Growing up, I was always a football player and wrestler – I never thought I would play golf,” said Shane.

The young athlete began playing golf in the sixth grade when he picked up a set of clubs during a summer camp. Shortly there after, his natural talent for the sport began to shine through and he joined the varsity golf team as an eighth-grader.

In order to advance to the state competition, Shane competed in the Suffolk County tournament, where he scored 76-76 and finished seventh.

“He plays incredible golf and has had much success,” said coach Charles Ruoff.  “He is extremely talented, especially at such a young age.”