Talented local junior athlete competes and places in national golf contest

John John Santospago may only be 12-years-old, but he’s got a bright future ahead of him on the course. When we caught up with the local golfer as he was getting ready to compete in his first Drive, Chip, and Putt contest. The competition showcases junior athletes from across the county and takes place each year in Augusta, GA. at the Augusta National Golf Club.

According to those who have watched his skills strengthen throughout the years, this young golfer definitely has game.

“He’s fantastic,” says Ryan Schmidt with the Caramel Country Club. “He definitely works hard at his game and it shows… We couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Santospago ended up placing sixth in his age group at the competition this year.

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