Ryan Yoder, a fifth-grader at Nord Middle School in Amherst, won the U.S. Kids Golf Columbus Fall Local Tour on Sept. 25. He defeated nine other 10-year-old boys with 139.33 total points to place first. Yoder played in six separate nine-hole tournaments over the past two months. With this win, he has earned his “green” status, which garners an invitation to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship next August in Pinehurst, N.C.