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Young golfer sidelined amidst parents' custody battle

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 23:09:33-04

A judge is sidelining a 10-year-old Virginia golf prodigy for the next year due to her parents' custody battle.

The ruling means no golf tournaments and a severely scaled-back practice schedule. Her father says it comes at a time when her career and talent are flourishing.

"She’s won I think 23 out of 33 tournaments in the last two years,” Michael Vechery said.

The girl's mother has sole legal and physical custody of her.

The judge's order doesn't lay out why the child can't compete for the next year but Vechery believes the judge thought she was playing too much golf. The father is now appealing the decision.