Poteau youth wins Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour event

One local young golfer recently brought home a tournament championship to LeFlore County.Poteau's Connor Whitworth won a Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour event. It marked the Poteau youth's first win on the tour.He played the first four holes at 2-under par, and then had an 8 on a par-three hole to go to 2-over par. He finished with a 6-over par, 42 which tied Brecken Franklin who has never been defeated in the 7-year old boys Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour.Whitworth, who is age 7, made a birdie on his first playoff hole to win his sudden death playoff match.Franklin missed a five-foot birdie, and Whitworth had a short tap in for his third birdie of the day.