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Sky Sports visits the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at IMG Academy

Petch Vattanapisit and Ken Zhi featured in Sky Sports interview
Petch Vattanapisit and Ken Zhi featured in Sky Sports interview

Sky Sports came to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy on Tuesday, March 3rd to talk to 3 of our young rising golf stars. Sky sports wanted to get from the student's perspective what a day in the life of being a golfer here at the academy includes.

Sally Watson, Tanapol "Petch" Vattanapisit and Shang "Ken" Zhi were the featured golfers. Each one took a few minutes as a host and talked about the different facets here on campus.

Sally is a 2009 grad who will be entering Stanford University in the fall. Sally was a member of the 2008 GB & I Curtis Cup Team and was the recent repeat Champion of the FCWT Leadbetter Challenge (2008 and 2009 champion). Sally has been a full time student here at DLGA for 3 years under the instruction on Senior Instructor, Kevin Collins.

Ken is also a 2009 graduate who will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall. Ken is in his second year of working with Senior Instructor; Malcolm Joseph and is originally from Zhenzhen, China. Ken recently won the 2009 FCWT Leadbetter Open with rounds of 71-71 for a two-under-par total of 142.

Sally Watson being interviewed by Sky Sports

Petch is also in his 2nd year at the academy and works with Senior Instructor Andrew Oliphant. Petch is from Bangkok, Thailand and is a 15 year-old sophomore at The IMG Academy School here at IMG Academy. Petch has a few wins on the Future Collegiate World Tour. He won the 2008 FCWT IMGA/DLGA Championship shooting rounds of 71-67 for a 138 total and the 2008 FCWT Mission Inn Las Colinas Open with a 5-under-par total of 139 (72-67).

Stay tuned in for more on the Sky sports feature in a later blog entry.

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