TBCC Invitational Exciting Final Match
By Scott A.Sumner
Northwestern Ontario Golfing News
An up and down very close final match between good friends Andrew Scavarelli and Jamie Depiero ended on the 17th green when Jamie missed a 4 foot putt which would have extended the match to 18. Andrew Scavarelli won his first TBCC Invitational up 2 and 1 after an enjoyable golf match. This is my second time in the championship flight. Last year I lost in the finals to Barry Caland in a similar way to how Jamie did this year. Jamie has nothing to worry about as his time to win will come. smiled the 21 year old Andrew Scavarelli.
It was a close match today where no one was up by more than 2 at any time. I had the lead on the front nine and Andrew did on the back. It was an up and down match that was really tight, smiled Jamie Depiero, age 17. We are both members here at the TBCC so knew the
course well, but the rough was much longer than usual. It put a premium on hitting the fairways because it was pretty penile being in the rough.
Jamie and I played together in the qualifying. Making some key putts helped this day and having the experience from being in last years final was key. It also helped playing Jamie, being a good buddy of mine. You try not to think of the pressure, just hit one shot at a time. If you start thinking about what if it doesn't work. Also you should expect your partner to make all his shots. noted Scavarelli.
I had three bad holes- 8,9, 10 and was leading up until those holes. My swing kinda fell a part although I was able to get it together on the back. I just missed a few too many putts I guess. Missing the short putt on 17 was hard. I thought I hit a good one but there was just a little too much break I guess, stated DePiero. Overall it was a good game. My goal in golf is to try and get a scholarship, you never know. I had so much fun today especially playing
with Andrew. I hope to go to LU year next year for education and maybe go out of town for my second year somewhere for golf.
The first tee shot is a little nervous but Jamie and I talked most of the round unlike the other matches. As soon as you make the turn and the final stretch though there was not as much talking, smiled Andrew. We are good friends and both are going back to school or work come Monday so we are not as serious. I am going into my third year of Finance in the Commerce program at LU. I think I am a little too old to be pursuing any scholarships with the younger kids getting so good these days. I will stay here and get my degree and look for my
future in golf with perhaps some provincial tournaments and just go from there and hope for a break. I was supposed to go to Niagara Falls and take the golf management program but I decided to stay at LU and get my business degree.You could always go back and do the one year program and become a club pro but I think I like the business side of things better.
Scavarelli is working at the TBCC this summer as well as at Northern Woods in the sawmill so will play as many tournaments as he can. In the bag he is all Titleist. I haven't played a lot of golf until this past week, which I had off of work, so it was good to get ready. LU is starting up a golf program and just got accepted into playing in the OUA this fall so there is a golf team brewing at LU. Jamie would be an excellent addition to the team.We would play in Southern Ontario and are also looking at the Dakota's where the University of Manitoba plays and some of the colleges in Minnesota. I know LU won a NCAA championship many years ago in Texas with guys like John Valley on the team. noted Andrew Scavarelli. It was fun to watch some of the final round of this 40 year old golf event in Thunder Bay.We certainly have some xcellent ,young, very professional golfers coming up the ranks here in Northwestern Ontario.