The IMG Academy Golf program's Gianna Tomeo made history at the 20th annual Donald Ross Invitational over the weekend. Last year as a sophomore, Tomeo won the girls division of the event, and returned as a junior to not only win, but finished with a one-under 71, a five stroke improvement from the previous year.
“It's a big accomplishment for me, I came out here just wanting to break my record of last year,” Tomeo commented to reporters after the event. “Winning is just the top of that. Definitely, the putting was crucial. You want to keep it close so you can tap it in for par, not try to make too many birdies and hit it too far by. That's what really made me shoot low. They are not greens that you can drive it in.”
The Donald Ross Invitational was founded in 1994 to give high school golfers of Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee Counties an opportunity to compete against one another before they are split into separate high school district competitions.