A TALENTED nine-year-old golfer is well on course for success.

Hayden Sarfo’s latest triumph was in the Independent Association of Prep Schools national tournament at the Macdonald Hill Valley club in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

The King’s Hawford School year four pupil was competing against older children but came through on a wet day to top the field.

Sarfo claimed the Molloy Trophy for the under 10s winner after scoring 41 points to win by six.

His achievement follows ninth place in the IMG World Golf Finals in San Diego, USA, in 2018 and seventh in the European Championships at Musselburgh, Scotland, earlier this year.

Sarfo has a handicap of 17, down from 27 in 2018, and is seeking a higher place in the World Golf Finals this summer.

He said of the national triumph: “It was pouring down with rain.

“The weather was awful and I literally got soaked but I played alright and got the points to come first. Everything went well, my putting was brilliant, my chipping was brilliant, my iron and wood shots went well.

“I don’t know how I did it, I just did it!”

King’s Hawford headteacher Jim Turner said: “Hayden is always so modest.

“He is an amazing golfer and we are looking forward to hearing of his achievements in the world finals this summer.

“He is already too good for any of the staff here and I would not be surprised if he was to appear one day on the biggest stages in the golf world.”