---- — Summer competition is paying off for Cooperstown’s Teddy Trosset.
Trosset, who was the top golfer for Cooperstown Central School last season as an eighth grader, was invited to play in the Northeastern New York Section PGA eighth annual Junior Golf Tournament Championship on Saturday at the Glens Falls Country Club in Queensbury.
Trosset finished the 11-tournament summer tour 12th out of 49 golfers in the 13 to 15 age group with 310.50 points.
The top nine tour golfers in that age group are invited to play in the championship, but Trosset made the cut as an alternate.
In the spring, he led CCS with a nine-hole average of 41.5. He won medalist (low score) awards in six of the 18 meets Cooperstown played.
In the Center State Conference tournament held on May 30 at The Golf Club of Newport, Trosset teamed with senior Matt Frevele to shoot a 168. Trosset shot 88.
His varsity coach, Dave Peplinski, said that he thinks the hard work Trosset puts in during the off season will ultimately help him in his goal of making the state tournament by his senior year.
“Teddy is willing to put in the time to work on his game and practice during the off season that it will take to make it,” Peplinski said.