Eleven-year-old Raychel Nelke triumphed at a lady's club championship with a personal best score of 66.
Brian D. Sanderford/Times Record.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Watch out, golf world. An 11-year-old girl from Oklahoma shot a 66 to win a local lady's club championship earlier this week, beating out older and more experienced competitors.

The Southwest Times Record reports the Raychel Nelke, who has been playing competitive golf since the age of 8, brought her A-game to Hardscrabble Country Club on Sunday -- and wound up with a bogey-free, personal best 66.

"It was overwhelming. I think I was near tears," Raychel's mother Tina told the paper. Her father was similarly proud: "Sixty-six is new for her. She's shot in the low 70s before, but it was sure fun to watch."

Raychel's success on the course had her feeling confident and even more dedicated to the sport that she loves. "This is really the only thing I want to do," she said. "It's my favorite sport."

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