Golf is a difficult game to play, but Karl Vilips made it look real easy during the opening round of the Sage Valley Junior Invitational on Thursday.
On the 209-yard, par-3 12th hole, Vilips hit a smooth iron shot that found the green near the pin and slowly made its way to the bottom of the cup. The 17-year-old Australian who now lives in Florida and is committed to Stanford University held his pose as he watched the ball disappear from sight.
LEADERBOARD: Sage Valley Junior Invitational
Vilips walked off the course at 5-under, tied for fourth player with Connor Creasy after the opening round. Tom McKibbin held the lead after the first round at 8-under par while No. 1 ranked junior Akshay Bhatia struggled, shooting 8-over to end Round 1 T-46 out of 54 players.