ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — There can be quite a lot of junior golfers in Alameda riveted to the tv protection of the PGA Championship Saturday as their instructing professional Brad Marek battles it out with the sport’s greatest stars on the Kiawah Island course.
Marek entered weekend play 2-over par and tied for thirty second — simply one in every of two non-touring execs to make the lower on the main.
“To make the lower on this golf course is just about a dream come true,” Marek stated after Friday’s spherical of play.
The PGA Championship can be televised on KPIX 5 this weekend
Marek runs his personal junior golf academy out of Alameda’s Corica Park for younger gamers who’ve aspirations of competing on the collegiate degree.
On Friday, he began on the again 9 and ended his day by holing a 35-foot birdie putt at No. 9.
“It was getting actually darkish, and I used to be simply making an attempt to get it on the market and simply dribble it down the hill so I had a kick-in,” he stated advised Golf Week. “I nonetheless can’t consider that factor went in.”
Even earlier than he teed off, Marek had grow to be the speak of the tourney. He has a fairly distinctive warm-up stretching routine on the vary.
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Marek performed school golf at Indiana and competed professionally for 9 years on a wide range of smaller excursions however by no means discovered success on the PGA Tour earlier than deciding to grow to be a instructing professional within the East Bay.