Edwards teen aces No. 2 at Cordillera Short Course
Then there’s Zoie Liotta of Edwards. She started playing golf when she was 9, and at the ripe-old age of 14 on Monday she holed out at the Short Course at Cordillera on the second hole.
“I was the last of our group to go,” Liotta said. “I just picked out a pitching wedge and aimed at the hole. My goal was to get it on the green for all my tee shots. It just kind of went in.”
Playing in the the Vail Valley Junior Golf Association’s annual stop at the Short Course, Liotta was in a foursome with Katie Denton, Tori Johnson and Lia Cahill. The marker for the hole was Jessica Martin and the ace was confirmed by Darren Szot of Cordillera.
The ace propelled Liotta to a win in the Girls 9-Hole Flight with a score of 39.
Liotta started playing golf when her father, Dean, took her out to the links for the first time. She plays at local courses as much as she can during the summer, as well as at Diplomat Golf Club in Florida.
“I just like that you could go to a lot of different courses,” Liotta said. “Wherever you went, there was always golf. I liked that and I liked being outside, playing with all different ages.”
When Liotta is not performing feats for daring-do on the golf course, she attends the Vail Mountain School, where she will be a sophomore in the fall. There she plays volleyball and golf.
Liotta’s proud parents are Dean and Judy Liotta of Edwards.