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Sahith Reddy Theegala
'The young Tiger Woods in the making'
 

 

Hyderabad|India|: Sahith Reddy Theegala aged 10 yrs based in US has recently won the 2008 Junior World Golf Championship in the Boys 9-10 division.


Sahith joins the exclusive company of junior world champions whose list include Tiger Woods (See list below) who have won three or more time

Tiger Woods        Cypress, CA (1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991) Six
Henry Liaw           Rowland Heights, CA (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000) Four
Philip Francis       Scottsdale, AZ (1999, 2000, 2001) Three
Austin Cody         Charleston, SC (2002, 2004, 2006) Three
Grayson Murray    Raleigh, NC (2006, 2007, 2008) Three
Sahith Theegala    Chino Hills, CA (2004, 2006, 2008) Three

Sahith Reddy's parents  Muralidhar & Karuna who hails from Hyderabad are settled in USA.

Born on 1997 Sahith Reddy  is studying at Country Springs Elementary School, Chino Hills,USA started playing golf at the age of 3 years.Made par at his 1st ever hole (125 yards) he played at the age of 4 years and broke 100 for the first time on a full length regulation golf course (red tees, 6000 Yards) at the age of 6 years.

For Junior Kids, these are considered big events (like majors) and his performance in these are:

Callaway World Golf Championships, San Diego, CA
2008: 1st place (out of 108 kids)
2007: Tie for 13th place (out of 110 kids)
2006: 1st place (out of 92 kids)
2005: 5th place (out of 88 kids)
2004: 1st place (out of 44 kids)

USKids Golf World Championships, Pinehurst, NC
2008: 2nd place (out of 138 kids)
2007: 4th place (out of 118 kids)

Little People's Pepsi Golf Championships, Quincy, IL
2007: 1st place (out of 56 kids)

Florida International Pars Golf Championship, Port St. Lucie, FL
2007: 1st place (out of 23 kids)

Apart from that, In the Golf Channel's Drive, Chip & Putt Golf National Competitions, Orlando, FL, Sahith performed as follows:
2006: 1st place (out of 33 kids)
2005: 4th place (out of 33 kids)

Sahith regularly plays tournaments in four different local junior tours at Southern California Junior PGA (SCPGA),California Kids Golf (CKG),San Diego Junior Golf Association (SDJGA) and Future Champions Golf.

Sahith's other interests are Maths, Basketball & Watching National Geographic on TV.

Reachout's News Bureau
 October' 2008

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