El Centro's Anthony Valenzuela has spent almost half his life on the golf course and his time there is definitely paying off.
Valenzuela, a 13-year-old student at Wilson Junior High in El Centro, fired a 78 to claim the majors division title at the Imperial Valley Junior Golf Association's final tournament of the summer Friday at the Del Rio Country Club in Brawley.
"I was very confident I would win," Valenzuela said. "I'd played the kids before and they're good, but I beat them. I just felt really confident going in that I could win."
The tournament was not only the final IVJGA event of the summer, it was Valenzuela's final time competing in the majors division. Next year he will move up and play in the championship class. It is a move he is looking forward to.