- Behind The Scenes
(MISSISSIPPI STATE, Ms.) (WCBI) -Among the golfers camped out at Mississippi State University this week is one young player who has already built quite an impressive resume.
This eight year old female athlete started swinging a golf club right after she learned how to walk.
"Chipping and putting when she was two years old at the golf course at Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi. I use to work at Delta State, and she started out there on their 9 hole course at Delta State," said Jason Nall, Hannah Grace Nall's Father.
"I mean when we started working three four years ago and you know she has gone from learning how to swing a club to all of a sudden becoming a competitive golfer. She does not like to loose," said Luczak.
Under the watchful eye of her mentor, the hard working athlete with intense concentration on the ball, has unlimited potential.
"Positioning, you know some of that comes from dance, her dance classes. So we are able to take some of those positioning and her work ethic, and her drive not to loose. You pair that together its unstoppable really," said Luczak.
"Yes, I'm very positive about what I've been doing. I'm very happy that I'm good at it and I do good shots," said Hannah Grace Nall.
"And she has finished in top three in all regional championships from Phoenix to Florida. To Georgia, and then finished 23rd in the World Championship last year. And we are going back to the World Championship next week," Jason Nall.
Hannah Grace hopes to finish in the top 10 at a tournament in Pinehurst, North Carolina next month.
She will be competing against children from across America, some of them as old as 12.
Her strategy while there?
"Just try to like hit good shots and see what happens with my ball game," said Hannah Grace Nall.
The top ten players at the U.S. Kids Championship in North Carolina get to go to a tournament in Los Angeles for more competition.