Ten-year-old Generation Z golfer Shubham Jaglan created history on Thursday when he won the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas.
If you’ve never heard of Shubham Jaglan, you’re not alone. Here’s the deal. Jaglan is an Indian amateur golfer that won the Junior World Golf Championships in 2015, emulating his hero Tiger Woods. In 2012, Jaglan became the youngest player in history to shoot a 9-under par round in the Classic Junior Open. He is also recipient of the “NDTV – Emerging Player” and “Margdarshan” awards, catapulting him to fame in his native India.
Having won over 100 domestic and international tournaments, it’s no wonder Jaglan is starting to make the international golf headlines.
Jaglan – the son of a milkman from rural Haryana – shot a three round score of 106 winning by a five-stroke margin in the soaring heat of Las Vegas. He finished ahead of American duo Justin Dang and Sihan Sandhu in the Boys 9-10 years category title at the Angel Park.
It’s been a good month for Jaglan. Last week, he claimed a one-stroke victory at the Junior World Golf Championships at the Welk Resort Fountain Course in California.