Wheaton Hall, a rising freshman at Effingham County High School, won the Wilmington Island Junior Classic golf tournament for 12-13-year-old males July 17-18.
Hall shot an overall 141 to win by eight strokes over Jack Gibbs of Augusta and Shea Sylvester of Roswell.
Hall shot 69 the first day and 72 the second.
Hall has been hitting the links since he was 7, but last year he gave up playing baseball to focus solely on golf.
As an eighth grader, he played on ECHS’ varsity golf team, along with his brother, rising senior Bateman Hall.
Bateman taught his younger brother the game, and the two play nearly every day at Lost Plantation in Rincon and Southbridge in Savannah.
Wheaton Hall is a member of the Savannah Junior Golf Association and is going for his second consecutive age bracket title.
If he finishes either first or second in the SJGA’s final tournament July 30-31 at Savannah Golf Course on President Street then he wins this year’s title.
“I’m just looking forward to playing my best,” Hall said. “Whatever happens, happens.”
Hall said he likes golf because he likes the constant challenge.
“You can always do better and I try to exceed my expectations,” he said. “Every day, it’s something different.