FAIRBORN, OH – Meet the 2023 Boys 13-15 Division Player of the Year Lucas Massa of Howard, Ohio.

Lucas Massa

Howard, Ohio


Class of 2027

Lucas Massa of Howard, Ohio claimed the top spot in the boys 13-15 Player of the Year race for 2023. Massa played in 17 events on the SOPGA Jr. Tour, racking up 2,576.25 points on the season. Lucas never finished outside of the top seven in the boys 13-15 division, and added four wins to his total for the 2023 year! His season low round of three-over-par 75 came at the Columbus Jr. Open Championship, earning him his fourth win on the season and propelling him into the top spot on the Player of the Year points list.  

Q: What were your top 3 tournaments of the SOPGA Jr. Tour Season and why?

LM: The third top tournament for me was the SOPGA Jr. Open Championship. I played well and enjoyed the course. The second top tournament would be the Oxford Jr. Classic. This course has a lot of hills and I liked playing that. My top tournament would be the Columbus Jr. Open Championship. This was my lowest round of the season.

Q: What is your favorite golf course you’ve ever played?

LM: I would say Muirfield Village Golf Club. That was so cool to get to play this season for the Tour Championship!

Q: When did you start playing golf and what got you interested in the game?

LM: I started playing golf when I was two. My dad gave me some clubs and I really enjoyed it.

Q: If you could play golf with anyone, who would be your dream foursome and where would you play?

LM: The foursome would include me, Tiger, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy. We would play at Pebble Beach.

Q: What was the highlight of your summer golf experience?

LM: The highlight was definitely the opportunity to play at Muirfield Village Golf Club for the SOPGA Jr. Tour Championship. What an awesome experience to see where the pro’s play!

Q: What do you like to do outside of golf?

LM: Outside of golf I like to just relax and play basketball!