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Pratima Sherpa: The young golfer who's a big hit in Nepal

Updated 1037 GMT (1837 HKT) May 22, 2018
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Pratima Sherpa is photographed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club by Michael Montano. Michael Montano Photography
Sherpa, whose parents are greenkeepers, lives in a shed on the golf course. Born and raised right on the fourth tee, she quickly fell in love with the game. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Having topped the national rankings in Nepal, she's bidding to become the country's first female golf pro. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In between studying and household chores -- which include looking after her family's small herd of goats -- she practices at the Royal Nepal Golf Club. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
It isn't your average golf course. Don't be surprised if one of the monkeys roaming the greens pinches your ball. Michael Montano Photography
There are plans, thanks to a fundraising campaign, for Sherpa to move to the US to get access to better facilities and equipment. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Sherpa has traveled to the US to train and play tournaments. In April 2018, she visited New York where a documentary on her journey was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival
She also had the opportunity to meet her hero, Tiger Woods, and share a few holes with him in Florida. Oliver Horowitz