Steinbauer wins gold in Israel

For most teenagers who have just graduated high school, preparing for college and saying goodbye to all their friends can make for a stressful summer.

Julie Steinbauer, 18, had the added pressure of participating in an international competition.

Steinbauer, a Miami native, won two gold medals in Juniors’ Golf at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Maccabiah Games are held in Israel every four years after the Olympics. Past athletes have ranged from Sandy Koufax to Mark Spitz.

Steinbauer won one of her medals as part of the female team that came in first for the United States, but it was during the individual competition where she really shined.

Steinbauer shot 2-under-par in three rounds, with a first-round 72, second-round 69 and a 73 on the last day of the tournament. Her final score was 18 strokes better than the second-place finisher.

Steinbauer’s mom, Jodi, also competed in the Maccabiah Games in tennis in 1977. She said she was on “pins and needles” during her daughter’s final round.

“I’m just extremely proud of her,” Jodie said. “We were up until three or four in the morning waiting for the result. She called us right after her round ended, and we were so happy.”

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