Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
Old Westbury teen Prescott Butler just returned from a trip to Scotland where he competed with Team USA in the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). Butler was one of 14 junior golfers chosen from America to compete against teams from Canada and Scotland.
Butler has been playing golf since he was six years old and says he loves the competition aspect of it. IJGT was the 14 year old’s first international tournament.
“A lot of people don’t think of it as a competitive thing, most people think of golf as a sport you play on the weekends but I love playing in competition,” Butler said. “Playing in Scotland was awesome. Knowing that I represented the U.S. and playing against teams from completely different countries was so fun.”
The tournament took place at golf clubs across Scotland, from July 31 to August 2. After three days of competition, Team Scotland edged out Team Canada with 46.5 total points to earn the John Clark Trophy by a half point. Team USA finished in third place with a total of 33.5 points. Butler won three of his six matches. He is currently competing in the summer long Met PGA Junior Golf Classic on Long Island and hopes to go on to play Division 1 golf in college.