Sayville's Brendan Haselton and sister Shannon creating a golf legacy

Sayville's Shannon Haselton hits her tee shot on

Sayville's Shannon Haselton hits her tee shot on the first hole. (May 23, 2013) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

One by one, the Haselton family of Sayville is creating a golf legacy.

First, there's sophomore Brendan Haselton -- a key to the 2012 team that went undefeated in League and clinched the League V title. Over on the girls side of things, big sister Shannon, now a senior, led her squad to an undefeated season. She also nabbed a tidy fifth-place finish in the Suffolk tournament.

And yet, with all that, it seems that the best is yet to come.

Sean Haselton, who started as a seventh grader last year returns this year after having won the Boys 12-13 division of the regional Drive, Chip and Putt competition, earning him a chance to play at Augusta the day before the Masters. A member of the Met PGA tour, the 13-year-old "gave up a lot of sports -- hockey, baseball -- to concentrate on golf," coach Sean McLaughlin said. And though the program certainly seems to be in good hands for at least the next four years, the Haselton influence might extend even further than that.

"The best one is yet to come," McLaughlin said, laughing. "They have a second grader, Brian, who will probably be good enough to play on some varsity teams in two years."

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