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Lasseter qualifies for Optimist championship
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North Forsyth Middle School rising eighth grader Nick Lasseter won the Optimist District Qualifier on June 20. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

Nick Lasseter won the 12-13-year-old division with an 81 at the Optimist District qualifier at Bridgemill Athletic Club on June 20.

The five-stroke victory qualified rising eighth grader at North Forsyth Middle School to represent Georgia in the Optimist International Junior Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 25-30.

Lasseter was named the 2013 Low Medalist Golfer of the Year at North Middle School.

Lasseter also plays on the Atlanta Junior Golf Tour where he currently ranks as one of the top players for his age group. In four events this season, Lasseter has one third-place finish, two runner-up finishes and one victory at an event at the Country Club of Roswell on June 24.