Hudson resident Dexter James, 10, recently won the US Kids Fall championship.

Dexter defended his title despite not winning a single tournament. He was the runner-up at five tournaments.

He placed second at Mill Creek Golf Course at Boardman Sept. 21 with a score of 36, Fox Den Golf Course in Stow Sept. 22 (37), Red Tail Golf Club in Avon Sept. 29 (38), Pleasant Valley Country Club in Medina Oct. 5 (38) and the Country Club of Hudson Oct. 6 (35).

Thanks to his performances, Dexter won the overall title by four points over Mogadore resident Jacob Rainieri. A total of 24 10-year-old golfers from Northeast Ohio competed.

Dexter is scheduled to play in the Fall Junior Open Oct. 19 and 20 at Totteridge Golf Course in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and the College Prep Invitational Oct. 27 at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna.