S.C. junior golfer shot 58 to win tournament

S.C. junior golfer shot 58 to win tournament

At any age, shooting in the 70s is a good score. Carding something in the 60s can be life-changing. But a round in the 50s? Well, that's usually a forgettable nine-hole score, followed by an emergency nine.

Not for this 9-year-old kid.

Zach Adams shot 58 -- yes, 58 -- on a composite 18-hole, 2,680-yard layout to win the Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open near Charleston, S.C., according to a report in The Post and Courier. Over two days, Adams shot 29 twice. On Day 1, he had an eagle and five birdies. (What?!) He added two (!) eagles and three birdies on the second day.

To be fair, the holes obviously were short. According to the report, the par-3s were 60 to 75 yards, the par-4s ranged from 150 to 170 yards and the par-5s were 200 to 215 yards.

Adams' previous best tournament score was 73, which is still pretty ridiculous. He won the SCJGA's Fall Challenge by two with that score.

Admit it; you'd take that score.

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