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Varsogea makes name for himself on links

November 2, 2016
By CHUCK BALLARO ( , North Fort Myers Neighbor

Logan Varsogea has come quite a long way this year, in more ways than one.

After moving here from Michigan last year, the sophomore came to North Fort Myers High School and quickly established himself as the top golfer at his school.

This past week, Varsogea had a chance to test his skills against the region's top golfers at the Region 3A-7 boys' golf championship at Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral.

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Logan Varsogea.

Varsogea's season ended there. Playing as an individual, he did not qualify for state, but made a statement that he's ready for bigger and better things.

"I had a lot of trouble out there. The last few times were the best times I've ever played in Florida. Today, it was a tough course and I struggled," Varsogea said. "I was my average at the start of the season, so I got better."

Varsogea started playing golf four years ago in Michigan before coming here to play competitively.

"My grandfather played golf a lot and I just went on the course with him and enjoyed it," Varsogea said.

He enjoyed the game so much he came to Southwest Florida to pursue the game year round. Over the past few months he really began to get his game together through hard work and technology.

"I practiced a lot and I got the simulator and used it to fix my driver. My drives and irons went straight and hit the green a lot and I made a lot of pars," Varsogea said.

Varsogea said he wants to pursue the game further and build on the improvements of this season. He also wants to build stamina to play 18 holes as he tires toward the end of rounds, as well as work on his chipping around the green.

North coach Jesse Sester said he has been working hard to shrink his scores and become the team's No. 1 golfer ahead of senior Trent Dickey. He said Vargosea peaked at the right time.

"He's become my lowest average golfer. He came on at the right time. He played well in districts and got a chance to come here," Sester said. "He's been up and down a little, but in districts he got a low score, surprised us a little bit, and became a regional qualifier."

Sester said his team did quite well this season, and with all but one of his top five returning, he expects the improvement to continue. Varsogea and Cameron Connelly are expected to be the top pair next season.



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