Memphis golf prodigy guns for major scholarship

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - With a set of clubs always at the ready, Bria Sanders, 13, is a golf prodigy.

"For 18 holes, I think the lowest I've gotten is a 71," Sanders said Tuesday.

Sanders, who has been playing golf since she was three-years-old, practices six days a week.  Her ultimate dream, after college, is to play professionally.

"I want to do that because if I'm good, then I can travel all over the world, and I really like to travel," Sanders said.

Now, Sanders is requesting your vote to help her along on the path toward success.  Sanders is one of 350 young golfers competing for a four-year scholarship to learn from legendary swing coach and Tiger Woods tutor Hank Haney at his International Junior Golf Academy.

Only two young golfers will win the ultimate prize, and they'll be picked by popular vote on the internet.

"It would be a great opportunity because I'd be able to become a better golfer, and have a better chance of making it on the Tour," she said.

Online voting for the scholarship begins Wednesday and runs through March 24.  For more information, or to vote for Bria Sanders, click here.

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