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Mabank senior swinging into summer

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Senior Josh German places second at NTPGA All-American Tour


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MABANK–With the 2019-20 school year being shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, many athletes didn’t get a chance to end their season the way they wanted.
For Mabank High School senior Josh German, his first swings since the coronavirus ended his junior golf season were a welcomed sight.
This past week, German competed in his first tournament since COVID-19 shut everything down - the NTPGA AAT (All American Tour) Summer Kickoff at Bridlewood Golf Course in Flower Mound.
He apparently had very little "dust" to knock off. Josh shot a 65 (-7) with eight birdies on day one. This was enough to be the leader going into day two, with one competitor just a shot back and all others far off the lead.
German and this other competitor went back-and-forth on day two with German ending with a 69 (-3) for a second-place finish – total (-10) Par.
The cool thing is he found himself two shots back going into hole 16 and, with ice in his veins, carded an eagle. The other competitor shot a birdie. Both players closed holes 17 and 18 with par scores.
Stephanie, his mom (with him both days), said, “His putt on hole 17 went right over the hole but just wouldn't fall. Golf is heartless at times.”
German's result qualified him for the Texas Junior Amateur tournament in late July.
“His golf schedule is jam packed, so hopefully this is an omen of things to come leading into his senior year at Mabank,” says German’s father Keith.