One of Matlock Academy’s students entered the Palm Beach County Amateur golf tournament. Peter Mathison, at 13 years old, is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Florida State Amateur and is now the 3rd youngest to qualify for the Palm Beach County Amateur tournament. Despite attending Matlock Academy and focusing on his studies here he practices 5 hours a day due to his love of golf. He qualified for the Palm Beach County Amateur at the age of 12 and now, at the age of 13, has played in the tournament. He had high hopes and wanted to finish among the top amateur players in a tournament made up of mostly adults who have been playing far longer than he has. We wish him all the best.
From the Palm Beach Post:
Jupiter’s Peter Mathison is just 13, but he’s accomplished plenty on the golf course. Last week, Mathison made it to the round of 64 at the U.S. Junior Amateur, something few 13-year-olds manage. Last month, he became the youngest player in the 93-year history of the Florida State Amateur to make the cut. This week, Mathison turns his sights to the Palm Beach County Amateur, where he made the cut last year as a 12-year-old. That was quite an accomplishment in a field mainly made up mostly of adults, but this time Mathison is looking for a high finish against the area’s top amateur players.
Read more about Peter and Matlock Academy at the Palm Beach Post article.