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From the 7/9/10 edition of the Greenwich Post...

Danny Balin '04 has given up everything to chase his dream. The golfer left his family and friends and has moved hundreds of miles from his home in Maryland just to have the chance to compete at the highest level in the PGA.

In a few short weeks, Balin will achieve his life-long dream.

After a fourth place finish in the PGA Professional National Championships at the French Lick Country Club in Indiana, Balin, who is the junior golf instructor at Greenwich's Burning Tree Country Club, has qualified to play in the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisc.

"I felt really good going into this," Balin said. "I've been working hard all year and have been trying to get better and better. I've been pushing to qualify for the PGA Professional National Championship and to qualify for that and to do well was great. I am really happy that this tournament came up at a time when I have been playing really well. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I have high expectations for myself and I knew that if I could play the best that I can and stick to my game plan, good things were going to happen."

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