Junior golfer takes second place in tournament

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday morning, a junior golfer from Greenville playing in a regional golf tournament. Michael LeCoq played in the Auburn University Club Golf Tournament in Auburn. The tournament was part of the Auburn Golf Tour sponsored by US KIDS GOLF.com

LeCoq played in the Boys 8 (yr old) Division. He finished in 2nd place, and won a silver medal. When asked about the tournament, he said, “It was a fun day. The golf course was a little muddy, but that’s part of it.”

The participants played through cool weather and windy conditions. When asked about the conditions, he said, “ It wasn’t as cold as last time, but this time we got rained on twice. But we just kept playing.” However, once on the course, he played very well, had lots of fun, and saw some old friends.

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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 childs 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 8 more tournaments in the Auburn Winter Tour.

The next scheduled tournament is on Sat, Jan 24 at Grand National on the Robert Trent Jones Course in Auburn.

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