Fifteen-year-old Stratton Nolen deserves a ton of credit for his victory in the Firecracker Open at Lions Municipal, where he defeated defending champion Scott Roudebush and Jordan Woolf in a playoff. But Roudebush, an Austin High grad who just finished his junior season at TCU, should get some recognition for his class on Monday.
After losing in a playoff, a lot of guys would have dashed to the parking lot. Roudebush stayed around to visit with friends and family. He applauded Nolen when the teen received the trophy and even posed with the new champion for several photos — smiling and polite the whole time. Roudebush has a great golf game, but his manners and etiquette are even better.