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A Nepalese teen who lives in a greenskeeper's hut proves to be a golf natural

When junior golfer Pratima Sherpa lists the Royal Nepal Golf Club as her home course, she is being literal.

The 17-year-old has lived her entire life in a maintenance shed between the third green and fourth tee.

When she talks about the pleasure of smacking drives with a wood, she is being serious.

Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches that fell from the trees lining the course.

When this 5-foot-2 powerhouse from Kathmandu says she is trying to do the impossible, she means it.

"Where I'm from, people from poor families are not supposed to even be able to

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