Young golfer wins for Nana

Nana, Louise Walton turned 90 on Saturday, but was in hospital while her grandson was winning on the links.

  • Thu Sep 18th, 2014 4:00pm
  • Sports

When nana turned 90 on Saturday, it was with a big W under her belt.

Well, under grandson Jake Duvall’s belt.

The Oak Bay High grad won the individual title by six strokes as the SWOSU Men’s Golf program won the Great American Conference Preview by 10 strokes over second place Arkansas Tech.

He said he was going to win it for his nana and he did,” said mom Susan DuVall.

Nana, Louise Walton turned 90 on Saturday, but was in hospital while her grandson was winning on the links.

“She just adores him … Not many 20 year old boys hang out with their 90 year old grandmother,” Susan said. “He wanted to win it for her so she had something to look forward to.”

DuVall, a kinesiology major in his junior year at South Western Oklahoma State University, posted a team best 69 in the final round to earn individual first place honours.

It marks the first program win since September 2012. The Bulldogs return to action Sept. 22 and 23 when they travel to the NSU Men’s Classic in Bartlesville, Okla. at Hillcrest Country Club.

“He texted me right after the last round. She was super happy,” Susan said. “She’s proud of him anyway. He looks after her and adores her, it’s really cute.”