Remember this name, Karl Vilips.
Australian Karl Vilips has just won the 9-year-old division of the US Kids World Championship. He shot a final round 5-under 67 to come from three shots behind to claim victory.
Martin Blake at The Age reports that the event in considered the most prestigious tournament in the world for children, and this is the second time Vilips has won here. He claimed the 8-year-old division two years ago.
The event was played at Pinehurst No.8 golf course which I’m guessing was set up a little shorter than usual but it is clear that Vilips is no ordinary Aussie kid. He hails from Melbourne and is a member of Southern Golf Club where he has represented the club twice in the under-23 pennant competition.
He hits the ball about 180 metres, plays off a handicap of 12 and has a website (http://karlgolf.info) full of accolades. And he’s only nine years old.
Here’s a video of him playing in the Colts pennant competition in May this year. He’s awesome.
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