In addition to amassing three top-five finishes in just two years of competitive youth golf, Dallas Torres, 10, won a US Kid Golf event at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club in Orlando Oct. 23 in a playoff. Torres, who plays and trains out of Orange County National and is coached by Michael McMillan, also recently shot his first under-par round — a one-under-par 35 — and was a regional qualifier in the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.
How long have you been playing golf, and how did you get started?
About two years, and it started because I love the game and I love being on the course.
How many tournaments have you played in, and of which performance are you most proud?
I’ve played in maybe 60. I’m most proud of the one I won in the playoff at Sanctuary Ridge.
What was it like winning a tournament in a playoff?
You have to stay focused — you can’t think you won. You’ve got to stay focused and play.
Which element of your game is your strongest?
My putting — I can sink a lot of putts from about 10 feet.
What is the best bit of golf advice you have received?
(To do a) big shoulder turn. You have to take (the club) back real far for distance.
What’s your favorite subject at school?
Math. I’m really good at it, and it’s pretty easy for me.
Do you have a favorite golfer who you like to watch?
My favorite golfer is Jordan Spieth.