Nine-year-old shoots 58 in junior tournament


It took Zach Adams all of, oh, nine years before he shot the most famous score in golf.

Actually, he was one better. 

Adams, a soon-to-be fourth grader at Charleston Collegiate School in South Carolina, posted an 18-hole score of 58 at the Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open at Patriots Point, according to a story in The Post and Courier.

But let’s provide some context here: 

• The course Adams played was 2,680 yards, with the par 5s ranging from 200-215 yards; the par 4s from 150-170 yards; and the par 3s from 60-75 yards. 

• He shot the 58 over two days of competition – a pair of 29s. He made an eagle and five birdies one day, an eagle and three birdies on Day 2. He won the age 8-9 boys division.

• His previous best score in competition? A 73 at the SCJGA Fall Challenge, according to the report.

Still, a 58 is a 58. 

“It was pretty fun because I just kept on making putts and chipping it real good,” he said, according to the Post. “The course was playing short and my putting was real good.”

It’s not the first time a youngster has gone low in competition. 

Some of the other notable accomplishments include 2010 U.S. Junior champ Jim Liu shooting a 59 in a Plantation Junior Golf Tour event as a 9-year-old. And then, in 2010, Bobby Wyatt, then 17, shot 57 at the Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, which was held on a 6,628-yard course.