12-year-old boy scores car he can't yet drive with hole-in-one

12-year-old boy scores car he can’t yet drive with hole-in-one

Jakkarin Jitmaneekan made his first hole-in-one on Friday, and he won a car.

The problem? He's 12.

The Thai pre-teen made the ace on the 165-yard, par-3 second at the Melati Course at the Palm Resort Golf & Country Club in Johor, Malaysia, during the 2015 Kids Golf World Championship. For the hole-out, he earned a Great Wall Haval M4 automatic SUV.

Well, at least Jakkarin's parents can use the car.


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Altogether, some 300 junior golfers from 25 countries competed in the event, divided by age and gender. Jakkarin, who was playing on the Boys' 12-year-old division, finished in seventh place among 25 players. His 36-over total for 54 holes left him 29 shots behind winner South African Casey Jarvis.

Nevertheless, it was a great week for Jakkarin, who has been playing golf since the age of 6. He got a taste of pro success, which he hopes is in his future.

"I am so excited with my performance," he told Phuket News, "and want to be a pro golfer when I grow up."


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