ìIím looking forward to serving as coach for him.î ##M:MORE##
Austin started golfing when he was 10 years old, when his grandfather started teaching him basic skills and etiquette. By the age of 15, Austin started beating his grandfather, and after suffering from severe football-related injuries decided to focus on golf full time.
Wells, who has coached the golf team for the past six years, said that her team has brought home a medal each year theyíve competed.
ìThe best so far is silver, but weíre hoping to gain gold this year,î she said. The winner of this yearís tournament will also receive an automatic exemption for the Junior PGA Championship. ìWeíre looking forward to another great year.î
Between 2,000 and 3,000 athletes compete at the annual Down Under Games in a wide variety of events, including track and field, basketball, and soccer. Competitors in the games are expected to carry the cost of travel and accommodations for the games, which run about $4,000. Austin wishes to thank all those who sponsored him for the tournament.
For more information, please e-mail Wells at issigolf
@oeccwildblue.com or go on-line to www.downundersports.