October 6, 2014
Two days into the 2018 Ontario Junior Boys' Championship at Loyalist Country Club in Bath,Ontario, Nolan Piazza was pleased with his play but was not as happy about where he sat in relation the leader at the time.
In a conversation with his coach Doug Lawrie, the 15 year-old had concerns that he sat seven strokes back of the leader, Robbie Latter. Lawrie reminded him that you never know what can happen in golf and that he should just go play his game. The advice was very sage; by the end of the third round the Grand Niagara member had vaulted into a one stroke lead, and he grew that to four by tournament end to capture the prestigious championship.
Short of a first pump after making a birdie on the eighth hole of the final round, Piazza stayed on track and basically showed no sign of nerves as he worked his way to the final green where a warm embrace from his father completed a dream week.
It was remarkable win for…
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