Youth golfer Mya Morgan aiming for world title
Mya Morgan is running out of space for the trophies and medals she has accumulated competing on the youth golf circuit. But the 10-year-old from Elizabeth probably could find an open spot if she wins a world title.
Morgan, who is entering fifth grade at Central Elementary School, is in North Carolina this week competing in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships.
The event is Thursday through Saturday at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. Morgan tees off at 1:03 p.m. Thursday.
Morgan, competing in the world tournament for the third straight summer, has more than 62 first-place medals and has been named player of the year in her age group nine consecutive times, a result of winning just as many tour championships.
She will compete against 113 other players in her age group, with players hailing from Columbia, the Philippines, Mexico, Germany, Australia, France, China and Canada.
Morgan, who plays out of Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth, qualified for the world tournament by winning the tour championship and averaging below 46 for nine holes during regular competition.
Like many local up-and-coming athletes, Morgan works with FSQ Training in Trafford. Her teaching professional is Stephen Flash of Edgewood Country Club.