Riley Campbell

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Six-year-old claims 3 golf championships

Riley Campbell of Pope already has some golf championships under his belt at six-years-old.

He entered and won three tournaments the past year. Notably, he is back-to-back champion of the 64th and 65th Overton Park Open Jr. Championship. He won it at age 5 and defended his title this year and won at age 6.

After the Overton Park Open this year, he competed in the Southaven Jr. Golf Championship and won the one day, four-hole championship over eight other golfers. His four-hole score was 21.
In the 2010 Overton Park Open, he won with a two-day, eight-hole score of 59. This year he beat his own two-day, eight-hold score shooting a 56.

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Campbell is a student at Pope Elementary and a member of Hosanna Family Worship Center and plays golf at Mallard Pointe Golf Course.

He is the grandson of Bruce Campbell of Pope.