The CSGA Links Volume 6 Issue 4 August 2018 - Page 14

JUNIOR AMATEUR to putt without replacing it when Doyle reminded him to put it back. Had he not, and had Belcastro putted from the incorrect position, he would have forfeited the hole and the match would have been even.“That was really great of him,” said Belcastro. Doyle said it was automatic. “If I had not done the right thing and had gone on to win, it wouldn’t have felt like a win,” he said. Doyle suffers from Legg-Calves-Perthes disease, which has left him with a malformed and wrongly positioned femur in his left hip. Some shots can cause further damage. “The tendon gets caught between the bones. It’s painful,” says father, Mike. So Doyle “walks out” of shots, ala Gary Player, to prevent that. Doyle was not the only 15-year-old to make news at the Junior, sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf and Golf on the Green. Great River’s lanky Ben James, also 15, birdied the final three holes to shoot 67 and take medalist in the stroke-play qualifier, making five birdies in the final seven holes. He overtook cheer- ful 15-year-old Jack Bosworth, who at 5’5” and 97 pounds had just made 6 birdies, a couple of them “bombs,” to join a group of five who broke par. More important, Jack beat older brother James, who usually thumps him, by ten shots. “The putts were rolling,” said Bosworth, sound- ing like a veteran. “I probably had 29 putts.”  Belcastro shot even par in the qualifier, but faced challenges early in match play. Two Grenus and Nick Piersall led TPC River Highlands to team title 14 | CSGA Links // August 2018 www.csgalinks.org