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21 Year Old Andrew Scavarelli Captures District Amateur In Style

By Scott A. Sumner
    Andrew Scavarelli played a steady round of golf on the final day of the Thunder Bay District Amateur. After bogeying No.1 he reeled off 15 straight pars before birdying No. 17 and finishing with par on No 18 to win by two strokes over last years winner Robert Cumming. “ It was
clutch to make birdie on 17 as Robert followed it in with his own birdie which meant I would have had only a 1 shot lead on 18 and anything could happen. I was thinking one shot at a time and stay in the present. Just deal with the shot you have at hand,” noted a happy Andrew Scavarelli. “ It feels great to win. You look at the names that are on the trophy and they are all excellent golfers who have achieved lots and will go to the TBay Golf Hall of Fame. I knew I had to keep in play off the tee. Both those guys ( Cumming and Caland) can really play.”

    “  I was nervous for sure as soon as the final three  holes came but just stayed with my routine. Winning the TBCC Invitational did 100% for my confidence and you feed off that.  I made sure the mistakes I made in the past I didn’t make today. Last year I finished third in the
amateur shooting an 80 at Whitewater. Today I was even par,” stated Scavarelli. “  On 14 I did get away with one after hitting my tee shot to the left. It was lucky the rough was wet and it held up my ball from going in the bush. I only hit a few drivers  here this year.  This is my best year by far winning two of the three majors and the TBCC Invitational. You know your are playing with the best here and have played well over three days to win.”

    Winning the Thunder Bay District Amateur meant a lot to the young golfer who will play on the new Lakehead University golf team as captain. “ We will play in the Dakotas and Minnesota first and in Ontario in October,” stated Scavarelli who  is studying  business at LU  majoring in finance. “ I work at the TBCC for Craig Morton. He phoned me before today’s round and told me to stay in the game and hang around as it is 18 holes and anything can happen. At Strathcona you have to think your way around a little bit, Chapples is pretty wide open but Whitewater is by far the toughest course as you have to manage all aspects of your game. Here you can’t drive it bad or hit poor approaches  and you must have a good short game. It is the total package out here.”

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