Grant Spiritoso has been honing his golf swing for a long time.
"I remember playing golf with my grandpa since I was 4 years old", Grant recalls.
His grandpa may have introduced him to the game, but his older brother Steve is his motivation.
"He played at Penn. He was a WSBT/Burger King athlete of the week also (in 2007). He played varsity since his freshman year and really got Penn golf on the map in the last decade. He's been to state twice. I've only been to State once. I want to be like my brother. I really look up to him."
In addition to captaining the Penn golf team, Grant is an honor student, carrying a 3.8 GPA. He's a member of the robotics club and a freshman mentor. He's also a student of the game. He keeps a spreadsheet of every single round he plays, in order to analyze his game, and identify areas in which to improve.
"It really helps me look at all different parts of my game. Putting. How many greens and fairways I hit. Did I miss the fairway to the right or to the left? I miss with my driver more to the right, so when I go to the range I know to work on that."
"A lot of top high school players dedicate countless hours outside of the regular season. He's certainly done that", Penn golf coach Andrew Pola says.
"He's working beyond what I ask him to do, and puts expectations on himself."
Grant will attend Purdue University in the fall and has been accepted into the pre-Pharmacy program.