Morgan Favilla, of Clark, won first place in her age group playing in the 2014 Greater Newark Girls Golf Invitational, which was played at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, on August 4.
The 11-year old champion shot a 46 in 9-hole stroke play.
“It’s a beautiful yet challenging course, you have to get your tee shot off good and stay in the fairway on that course,” Favilla said.
The event was managed by Beverley Harrison from Girls Golf of Greater Newark junior golf program at Galloping Hill, a course characterized by its natural terrain of rolling hills and valleys and a reputation as one of the most challenging courses in the area.
Favilla attends Kumpf School in Clark, were she earned the Principals List in the 4th quarter last year and is now entering the 7th grade.
Morgan was introduced to golf at age 6 by her father, James Favilla, who takes her out regularly, and she continued with the First Tee Golf program at West Nine in Plainfield.
She attributes a lot of her success to starting at an early age and having fun on the golf course.
She trains with coach Bill Castner, the PGA Master Golf Professional at Plainfield West Nine.
Morgan practices all year round and participates in the PGA Jr. Golf league at Plainfield West Nine and other events. Her mother is Katherine Favilla.
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