Nine-year-old Colt Jeffress’ summer just keeps getting better.
The young golfer shot an even-par 30 at a North Texas PGA tournament at the Jim McLean Golf Center’s Academy at Waterchase in Arlington, cruising to a dominating 10-stroke victory.
The win further strengthens his case for area Player of the Year. Of the six NTPGA tournaments Jeffress has played this year, he’s won five — and finished second in the other.
“It was a great tournament for him,” Colt’s father Wes said.
“He’s been working hard at it.”
Colt picked up three birdies on the nine-hole course.
Earlier this month, Colt drew a special invitation to the prestigious U.S. Kids World Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., the nation’s largest junior tournament.
The event, held in early August, attracts top juniors from around the world, and Jeffress’ field of 104 will include players from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and Colombia.
Colt is set to play another tournament July 27 in Arlington before heading to North Carolina to prepare for the championship.
The elder Jeffress said Colt’s success this summer has “gone way above and beyond our dreams.”
The family even got a recent glimpse of Colt’s possible future. During a recent practice at Waterchase, the boy practiced his swing next to a pair of former pros, both of whom were looking to rejoin the tour.
The experience was a thrill for Colt and his parents alike. The main goal at Pinehurst, Wes said, was for Colt to experience competing at the highest level he can, to help him progress as a player.