Nine-year-old golfer fires 58 to win junior tournament -- by a lot

By Evan Hilbert |

A 9-year-old South Carolina boy won the Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open last week, and he didn't make it all that fun for the other players.

Zach Adams, a rising fourth grader, fired back-to-back 29s over two days en route to a video-game-low 58, 16 strokes better than his nearest competitor at Patriots Point Links.

To be sure, the course was significantly shortened to accommodate the younger players, but Adams far outclassed the others in his age group, rolling in three eagles and eight birdies.

“It was pretty fun because I just kept on making putts and chipping it real good," Adams told the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier. "The course was playing short, and my putting was real good."

Before last week, Zach's previous low score was a 73.

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