This past July, a standout golfer turned in one of the most sensational performances you will ever see on a course, carding rounds of 68, 69 and 67 to win the tournament by an astounding 12 strokes.No, this effort was not put up by a superstar like Phil Mickelson or Jordan Spieth. It was 12-year-old Nicole Felce (12-under, 204) that stunned the field at the Future Champions Golf Callaway Junior World Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif."It was so exciting," Nicole said. "I knew that I had to play really good golf, and the feeling was amazing being around all these great players from around the world."The Holiday native tamed the Gary Player Course at the Westin Mission Hills Golf & Country Club. Not only did she overwhelm her competition from around the globe, she was the lone player to finish under par on the par-72 setup. Second-place Chaewon Baek (216) of South Korea finished even par.Already taking unofficial college visits to places like UCLA, Nicole's future in the sport is obviously bright. She began playing tournaments on her sixth birthday with the encouragement of her parents Mindy and Jim Felce. Since that day, she has risen above her peers with dedication that is second to none.Jim was a minor-league baseball player in the Atlanta Braves system, and Nicole has definitely taken on many of the athletic traits of her father. She shows passion for her sport but also does all-around fitness exercises and weight training to go along with her dedicated nutritional diet."Nicole has outstanding hand-eye coordination. It's off the charts," Jim said. "When she was little, I always pictured her being a softball player, but God had different plans."Nicole's accomplishments have been seemingly endless: 2015 Premier Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year for the 14-19 age division as an 11 year old. Playing in a PJG Tour event at East Lake Woodlands South Course in Oldsmar, she knocked down her first hole-in-one at age 9. She was competing in the 14-19 age group even then.Her most recent victory was a seven-stroke win last month at the Bob Toski Junior Golf Tournament in Delray Beach. Toski, a former PGA Tour money leader in 1954, hosts the annual event at the Seagate Country Club.Donna Serino, a coach at Toski Junior Golf, was the first swing coach that Nicole had when she began her tournament career. For a time, she moved on work with former LPGA Tour star Beth Bauer.Nicole one day pictures herself on the LPGA Tour and with lessons from Bauer, she received valuable advice from one of the best. Bauer finished eighth at the 2002 Women's British Open and is a former U.S. Junior Amateur champion as well. She won ACC Rookie of the Year at Duke in 1999 before turning pro when she eventually won the 2002 LPGA Rookie of the Year."Beth really helped me with my short game and course management," Nicole said. "When I first started going to her, those were some of my weaknesses. Without Beth, I never would have had the confidence to win the World Championship."Balancing work on her swing and on her short game became difficult, and Nicole went back to work with Serino in Lake Worth. Nicole hopes improving her swing will lead to a better ability to handle the longer yardages of pro tournaments. She practices at least five times a week at Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs.For the past two years, Nicole attempted to make the U.S. Women's Open field, competing in an Open qualifier in Bradenton. She shot consecutive rounds of 85 in her first attempt to make the field in 2015, and improved on that with an 80 and 81 this past May. After Jim caddied for his daughter the first time around, Bauer carried the bag for Nicole the last time."The first time I really just wanted to prove myself," Nicole said. "I kept telling myself that I can do this. I can play professional yardage and keep my temper in check. Having Beth there was a big help."Many doors have opened for Nicole as her star in the junior golf world has risen. In her first couple of years of playing, she idolized LPGA standouts Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson. Since then, she has had the opportunity to get to know Thompson personally.Thompson was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at age 12 in 2007. Now 21, she has a major title under her belt with nine other top 10 major finishes as well. It is a path that Nicole hopes to follow."I have had some good experiences with Lexi Thompson," she said. "She is my role model. She even gave me a pair of shoes."Balancing her honor roll-level studies with elite-level golfing has not been easy for Nicole, but she is making it look that way. She does it with a smile on her face, enjoying every moment along the way.