Young Achiever's Spotlight: Connor Cassano - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Young Achiever's Spotlight: Connor Cassano

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WOODWORTH, La. - On the latest edition of Young Achiever's Spotlight, News Channel 5's Rachael Penton introduces us to one extra young achiever who is taking his talent to a world competition.

At only six years old, Connor has qualified to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship on the famous greens of Pinehurst, N. C. 

Connor is a pre-K student at Our Lady of Prompt Succor School. He plays with the Alexandria Junior Golf Tour at his home course at the Alexandria Golf and Country Club.

He's a young achiever who's not quite ready for the spotlight. He's usually talkative when he's tee-ing off, but the pint size putter is sometimes shy, especially in front of the camera.

So, we'll let his swing and his fans do the talking.

"He started when he was probably two and a half or three just hitting the kids clubs, the little small plastic kids clubs. And after those, he graduated to a real set of golf clubs," says his mother Elizabeth Cassano.

And Connor's been working hard ever since, according to his coach 'Robbie G.'

"He works very hard at golf and he tries very hard, which is unusual for a six year old. I started with him when he was five, but I didn't help him a whole bunch. He just likes golf and he likes playing golf a whole lot," says Robbie G.

Although playing in tournaments takes a lot of time and effort, Connor's mom says it's just something he wants to do.

"We don't at all force it upon him, so we just let him play one day at a time. And as long as he's enjoying it, and all we ask for him is that he gives 100 percent," says his mom.

She says it's not about the score or winning, but all about having fun with fellow golfers.

"They're six and they're out here having fun, and you know sometimes, during tournaments between holes, they do flips and play around," says his mom.

They also spend time with their families.

"Each day, you spend three hours together as a family. That's three hours that you wouldn't spend if you were at home and running in different directions, so it's been really nice," says his mom. 

Although he's a little shy, he's a very young achiever who's already on par with some of the best.

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