Junior golfers place in Auburn tournament

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday morning, two junior golfers from Greenville played in a regional golf tournament.

Mary Margaret LeCoq and Michael LeCoq played in the Indian Pines golf tournament in Auburn, Ala.

The tournament was part of the Auburn Golf Tour sponsored by USKidsGolf.com

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Mary Margaret played in the Girls 11 Division.

She finished in second place, and won the silver medal.

When asked about the tournament, she said, “I played pretty well considering it was my first tournament I played without a caddie.”

Michael played in the Boys 8 Division.

He finished in third place, and won a bronze medal.

When asked about the tournament, he said, “It was so cold, the greens literally were frozen.”

Both children endured cold weather and frost/ice delays early before they were able to start their round.

However, once on the course, both played very well, had lots of fun, and made some new friends.

US Kids Golf is an organization dedicated to encouraging children to get involved in the game of golf.

They are an organization that creates equipment designed specifically for children.

The clubs are of varying lengths and weights according to the child’s height and weight. Also, US KIDS GOLF plays by USGA rules.

However, tournament yardages are of shorter lengths according to age groups.

There will be eight more tournaments in the Auburn Winter Tour.

The next scheduled tournament is on Dec. 30 at the Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn.

For more information about kids golf, other regionals, and the Auburn Winter Tour Schedule, you can go to www.USKidsGolf.com