This Hamilton High School graduate and 2014 State Champion recently won the Willie Low Invitational presented by MJ Insurance, firing a 67 on the final day to beat out top players from Arizona. Tommi Avant will be hitting the road this fall to attend Drake University and play golf for the Bulldogs. “I feel beyond excited…it is going to be a great opportunity for me to compete at the college level and I am looking forward to beginning my new life in the Midwest.” Tommi attributes his junior golf success to his father, Greg who got him into the sport early and nudged him toward JGAA and US Kids tournaments. Avant stated, “…after experiencing some early tournaments I began to get more competitive and I always had that drive to compete at the top level.”
This Husky turned Bulldog is hooked on golf but has his focus on a Business degree at Drake; he had this to say, “…my grades are very important to me, I make sure school comes before golf.” Outside of academics and off the golf course, Avant has a love for fishing and a wicked slap shot; Tommi is a former club hockey player but gave it up to focus solely on golf. His love for the game stems from his competitive nature and he is constantly pushing himself to improve his swing. Tommi strives for greatness on and off the course and it certainly seems to be paying off.
By Zac Strohfus, Communications Manager, Junior Golf Association of Arizona