2011 is a year full of great memories for Portage la Prairie golfer Myles Sullivan.
The young phenom had a great summer, capped by his winning of the Manitoba Junior Championship. It was his fourth crack at the tournament and Sullivan says after coming close in previous seasons, it was a relief to finally nab the title.
“I finished 5th three years ago, then finished 3rd, then tied for 1st but lost in a playoff,” says Sullivan. “I just kept telling myself ‘Just keep playing well, keep trying, give yourself a shot to win and hopefully it will happen’ and sure enough, things got done this year, things happened and I ended up winning it so it was really nice.”
Sullivan’s big year continued into the fall as the PCI alum headed south to attend the University of Utah. Playing for their golf team, the Portage product says it’s a big boost of confidence to face such tough competition.
“It’s really awesome,” says Sullivan. “We’ve been really lucky down there. I have a really good coach, we have a really good team, we have a real young team. Luckily, a few of us young guys got to play a few tournaments and we got to gain a lot of experience. We were playing against a lot of top college players and a lot of top amateur players in the world as well.”
Sullivan and the rest of the Utah golf team get back in action in February when they’ll compete in the Arizona Intercollegiate Invitational.