Haider plays at the World Junior Championships in USA

Published on: 03 Aug 2013


A TEENAGE golfer from the Kendleshire Golf Club gained international experience when he played at the Callaway World Junior Championship in the United States.

Haider Hussain, 17, practises every day, notching up 60 hours a week. He is coached by George Ryall, who is currently on the European seniors tour.

Haider qualified at the Belfry through the British Junior Golf Tour for the world junior championship, which took place last month at the prestigious Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Although he did not make the cut for the final round, Haider was thrilled to have had the opportunity to play the first three rounds at the course, where the 2008 US Open was held.

The teenager, who is a post-16 student at John Cabot Academy in Kingswood, said: “Inspired by my dad I started playing golf at the age of 12. In the future I am hoping to be offered a golf scholarship to study in an American university, with the aim of becoming a professional golfer.”

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