By Rishi Iyengar
July 24, 2015

He’s barely a tween, but India’s Shubham Jaglan has already begun scripting a remarkable success story on the world stage with two titles in two weeks on the World Junior Golf circuit.

The 10-year-old, who hails from the northern Indian state of Haryana, won the International Junior Golf Association’s World Stars of Junior Golf event on Thursday, Indian news channel NDTV reported.

Shubham secured a five-stroke win over the U.S.’s Justin Dang and Sihan Sandhu and Thailand’s Pongsapak Laopakdee to win the Boys 9-10 Years title in Las Vegas, building on his victory at the World Junior Golf Championships in California last Sunday.

The Indian youngster’s rural background — his father works as a milkman and he started his career at age 5 by practicing in agricultural fields — makes his achievements all the more extraordinary.

“I’m just working hard and being honest, there are no shortcuts for me,” Shubham said, describing the victory as a “dream come true.”

Indian netizens were quick to congratulate the young golf prodigy.

[NDTV]

Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishi.iyengar@timeasia.com.

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