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Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Fourth-Grade Student Excels at Golf Competition

Zantoria Goodwin, a fourth-grade student at Arden Elementary School, recently placed first in the qualifying and sub-regional PGA Drive, Chip and Putt competition for young golfers 7 to 9 years old. She went on to place fifth in the regional competition held in Great Falls, Virginia.

According to her very proud father, Curtis Goodwin, if Zantoria had won the regional, she would have been invited to the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. The family is looking forward to her competing next year with the hope of making it to the 2016 Masters.

Zantoria started swinging a golf club when she was three years old. She would practice with her father and big brother Daevon, who currently plays on the Keenan High School golf team.

Zantoria’s father plans to build a practice golf course/facility in the family’s backyard, which sits on two acres. He hopes to put in areas for putting, hitting, and chipping, as well as sand traps. “My goal is to give them all the tools necessary to succeed,” said Goodwin.

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