When playing golf, Austin Rustand was always able to look up to someone who competed at the highest levels of golf, his father. Austin’s father passed along the golfing gene as he began playing golf as soon as he could walk, however he didn’t play competitively until he reached high school. As a senior at Sabino High School, Austin has found a lot to enjoy about golf besides making birdies.
“What I like most about golf is the opportunity it gives me to always get better and to continue to set higher goals for myself.”
Working towards bigger goals has its benefits as Austin was able to create great moments with his father in the process. While playing at Torrey Pines, Austin was able to have his father caddy for him rather than be the one competing. It is memorable moments like this that creates a lasting love for the game of golf.
After high school, Austin will either attend college or serve a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Whichever path Austin takes, he will be able use what he has learned from golf to have success.
“I play golf because of the friendships I build and the life skills of honesty, integrity, and perseverance it teaches me along the way.”