Nine-year-old Vietnamese golfer Nguyen Hung Dung will compete at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships (CJWGC) in San Diego, California, set to start on Saturday July 10.
Dung has been playing golf for three years. His interest in the game began when he went with his father, Nguyen Hung Cuong, to the golf course and watched him play.
His father, Cuong, let him have a go at the game and from the offset, Dung showed great potential.
Cuong then decided to let Dung learn to play in the hope that golf would train the boy to be careful, skillful, patient and sensitive.
Dung's Malaysian trainer, Edmund J. Au, said Dung has greatly improved over the course of more than seven months of training.
Au said Dung has competed and won against some South Korean competitors who were five or six years older than him.
However, Au said he would view this competition as an opportunity to play against international friends. He expects Dung to be placed in the top 20 of the 9-10 year-old-boys category.
Meanwhile, Dung said he would try to win the competition before returning to Vietnam.
Established in 1978, CJWGC is an annual golf tournament for players aged from six to 17-years-old.