Once a boy who spent summers on Islesboro, Austen Truslow may still be considered young in the eyes of some, but his golf game has aged as quickly and impressively as a well-struck ball flies off a tee.

Truslow, 23, spent summers honing his golf game at the beautiful nine-hole Tarratine Golf Club of Dark Harbor, and now drives, chips and putts as one of the best in the world on the Professional Golfers Association tour.

Truslow, the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Maine Junior Championships, had a strong weekend in the Caribbean, as he finished tied for 10th at the Puerto Rico Open, which concluded on Sunday, Feb. 24.

In the four rounds, Truslow shot 70-71-72-66 for a 72-hole stroke total of 279. Coco Beach Golf and Country Club is a par 72, with a length of 7,506 yards.

It was the second time Truslow competed in the Puerto Rico Open, as he missed the cut after the second round in 2014, with a 1-over par 145, after a 76 in the first round and 69 in the second.

Truslow is listed as being from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., but after winning the second of his Maine Junior titles, he went to the University of Virginia for a short time, before turning pro.

Truslow finished this year's Puerto Rico event at 9-under par after four days, and vaulted up the leaderboard late in the final round, with a hole-in-one on the 16th hole and a birdie on the final hole of the course.

The three shots he picked up late vaulted him into a tie for 10th, and earned the young man a check worth $66,500. The top-10 finish also earned Truslow a berth into this week’s Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., which takes place Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 28 through March 3.

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