Leo Lu, a 7 year old (birthday this week) from Diamond Bar, Ca., qualified for the second year in a row for the prestigious U.S. Kids World Championship to be contested at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The World Championship event is the largest and most prestigious event in the world for players 12 and under. This three-day tournament, held in the setting of tall southern pines and Donald Ross greens, attracts over 1,200 participants from across the Unnited States and more than 30 countries abroad. Players, ages 6 to 12, qualify for the world Championship through World Championship Qualifiers, Local Tours, European and Regional Championships, and performance in previous World Championships.
Leo qualified by tying for first place at a qualifier in Sacramento, California. Leo has been a student of George Pinnell at the George Pinnell Golf Academy in Rowland Height’s, Ca. for almost 2 year’s. Leo is a good student who spend’s his leisure time playing golf with his father and watching the Golf Channel. Leo’s golf lesson is on Sunday’s, late in the afternoon. He almost always comes to his lesson armed with this week’s PGA Tour winner, complete with score’s not only of the winner but the top 5 finisher’s!