Tuesday, May 31, 2011

High School Golfer's Good Deed Gets The SI Treatment

   Jonathan Price, the sophomore at Granville Central High who intentionally lost a playoff so his friend and teammate Michael Pope could play in the state high school championship earlier this spring, has written a short first-person story for Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus section this week.

   Price also spoke recently at Old Chatham Golf Club's annual black-tie dinner after news of his unselfishness spread.

    It was Price who had a six-inch putt to advance to the state tournament but, while standing over the clinching putt, decided to give his friend a chance to play in the tournament instead because Pope was a senior and wouldn't have another chance.