Jul 8th, 2017

14-year–old in contention for new record

As youngest ever tournament winner

14-year–old in contention for new recordFourteen–year–old Atthaya Thitikul is in contention to become the youngest ever known winner of a professional golf tour event.

After day three of the Ladies European Thailand Championship, the Thailand born amateur is on five under, and just one shot behind leader Ana Menendez of Mexico.

Canada's Brooke Henderson is the current record holder, as she won an event on the Canadian Women's Tour in June 2012 aged 14 years, ninth months and three days.

As Thitikul turned 14 on 20 February, she will take Henderson’s record if she can get over the line.

Henderson's record came in a 36–hole event, and took the existing record away from Lydia Ko by just two days.

Ko is still the current record on the Ladies European Tour, having won the 2013 New Zealand Open aged 15 years, nine months and 17 days.

Thitikul opened with a two-under round of 70 at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya, hitting 71 in round two and matching playing partner Menendez with a 70 on Saturday.

"You can't win anything with kids" clearly does not apply when it comes to golf.

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