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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 April, 2003, 13:42 GMT 14:42 UK
Child's hole-in-one 'beats Tiger'
Tiger Woods
David is on the tail of Tiger Woods

A youngster claims he has beaten Tiger Woods in the record books - by scoring a hole-in-one at just four years old.

David Huggins, who took up the sport when he was two, holed a tee shot on a 105-yard hole at a course in Bramford, Suffolk.

His father banker Jonathan, 33, of Ipswich, said he believed his son was one of the youngest players to achieve the feat.

He beats Woods, who scored his first hole-in-one when he was six, by two years.

David used a three wood from the tee at the sixth hole on the Suffolk Golf and Water Park.

I think he would be happy playing golf for the rest of his life
David's father Jonathan Huggins

Mr Huggins said his son had achieved a birdie - one shot under par for a hole - shortly after beginning golf lessons.

"I believe there has only been one younger player in the world to get a hole in one and he was only slightly younger," said Mr Huggins.

"Tiger Woods was significantly older than four when he achieved his first hole-in-one.

"He certainly has a talent."

The youngster's sporting prowess is not limited to the golf course - he is also a very promising gymnast.

Mr Huggins added: "He's a little young to know whether he wants to be a golfer but I think he would be happy playing golf for the rest of his life."

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