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Nease Graduate Vince Covello’s Success in Golf

By Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor)

Vince Covello, a Nease High School graduate, is on his way to becoming a golfing legend. Covello played his senior year at Nease and won the state individual championship, and led the Panthers to the team title.  “I’ve been wanting to play professional golf since I was 14 years old,” he said. “I’ve done well enough over the years to stay afloat and until you stake your claim, that’s the art of it.”  Through being a player on the Nease golf team he established a support system that has stayed with him until today.  He also played golf for the University of North Florida before he went pro and began to play for the Web.com tours.  He had a rough time while trying to qualify for the PGA tours in the beginning and even had to take a four year hiatus from the Web.com tours after missing 10 of 18 cuts.  While winning early on the Web.com Tour is no guarantee that a player will make the top-25 on the final points list and earn a PGA Tour card,  Covello is sitting pretty at No. 4, only 37 points behind leader Rafael Campos, so the odds are in his favor.  Wish him luck for him to earn his card and click here for more content!

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