Friday, December 24, 2010

16-Year-Old Golfer Drives Long to Success

By Gideon Rubin
Special to Page 2

Domenic Mazza showed up at the ReMax World Long Drive Championship with a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich in one hand and a driver in the other.

Then the 16-year-old high school junior mixed it up with a field of 144 older, whiskey-drinking, elite professional golfers.

And finished second.

"There were guys that were 6-foot-8 and they weighed 100 pounds more than me," said Mazza, who is 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. "I just felt really small."

But he came up big.