A group of youth golf players from Moorhead have been making headlines across the world.
The Moorhead Highlanders are currently ranked fifth in the country in the WGC Golf Championships and they have already qualified for the WGA Junior Golf Championship.
They have been competing in the youth level competition since November and have now qualified for a WGA National Youth Golf Championship which will be held in Brisbane from December 18-21.
It’s a new challenge for them as they were competing at the WUGC in January and had to drop out of the WGT, but the group have now been able to compete in the event.
Coach John Stilwell says the group are confident they can win the event.
“We’ve been training really hard and we’re just really excited to be competing in that event,” he said.
“It’s such a great opportunity for us to play against the best and we can’t wait to get started.”
The Moorack Highlanders have qualified for both tournaments.
Coach Stilco says his team has been able, along with other youth golfing clubs, to improve their skills over the past month.
“We’re trying to build a strong foundation to start the new year with,” he says.
“That’s what we’ve been doing since November, getting our fitness up to the level we need to be to compete at the next event.”
Moorhead is a town of 1,200 people, which is about the same size as the town of Mooraby, which lies to the east of the city.
The city has a population of around 5,500.