Plainfield junior golfer Zac Treash is winding up what has been a busy and successful summer time.
Treash, whose maternal grandparents, Hubert and Louise Fagg and paternal grandparents, Bob and Susan Treash and Ruth Deel, are Clay County residents, completed play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla. After finishing that four-day event, he now heads to Odessa, Texas for the Sunday to August 3 Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classic. The national tournament's past winners include Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard.
Treash qualified for that tournament by shooting a round of 69 at Kendallville.
At the national Optimist tourney played at the PGA National Golf and Spa course, Treash opened play with a solid 5-over, 77, that included four birdies, but ended with a double bogey on 18. He shot rounds of 81 in each of the next two rounds and missed the final day of the tourney won by Mark Hubbard, a high school senior from Denver, Colorado, who finished with a 1-over par, 289.
Despite falling a bit short in that tourney, Treash has had great success over this summer.
Treash shot a round of 72 at Rolling Meadows Golf Course to qualify for the Boys State Amateur where he finished fifth in the state age group championship. He also was the winner of the Brazil Optimist Tourney at Forest Park Golf Course and won two Mountain Dew Tour events at Martinsville and Franklin while placing second at Lafayette.
For the Quakers, Treash was named all-conference in both 2005 and 2006 and was All County for 2006 in his home county of Hendricks. He also excels in the classroom where he carries a 3.74 GPA.
Treash returns for his junior season at Plainfield where he hopes to lead his Quakers' squad past the regional level. Last season the squad placed eighth at Hickory Stick Golf Course, carding a team score of 315, including a 79 by Treash.