Junior Spotlight – Bobby Padilla

Entering his senior season at Sunnyside High School, Bobby Padilla has already had a lifetime of experiences on the golf course. Bobby started playing golf at the age of two at Randolph Golf Club, a local Tucson classic. He instantly feel in love with every part of the game.

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“The thing I like best about golf is how it’s an individual sport and not a team sport so everything is based on your decisions and no one else. Also, I love the satisfaction you get when you hit a good shot.”

Bobby most memorable moment on the course came before he even started dominating on the high school level. As a twelve year old competing in the Antigua State Championship at Antelope Hills in Prescott, Bobby was down one with three to play in the tournament. He caught fire and rolled off two birdies and a par to win the tournament easily by two strokes to claim the state championship.

Bobby is looking forward to finishing his high school career and then plans to stay competitive at the college level. Even when not playing in a high pressure situation, Bobby knows he can find joy in the game.

“I play golf because it’s a fun sport to play and it can take your mind off anything. It’s a sport anyone can play for the rest of their life.  I’ve met a lot of friends playing this sport and I can always play it with my dad.”

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