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Atthaya Thitikul Became The Youngest Golf Professional Winner

Unprofessional Atthaya Thitikul who is just Fourteen-years has become the winner of a professional golf tour event, by claiming victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship (LETC).

In the championship, after the level-par 72, she finished five, it was two shots clear of Ana Menendez who carded a 75.

However, besides winning the championship, Thitikul is not eligible for the prize money of 45,000 Euros. It was won by the Menendez, who is from Mexico.

On 20th of February 2017, Thitikul turned 14 years old. When asked about her experience after winning the championship, she said.

The won makes me feel extremely happy and after winning the tournament, I feel proud of myself. I dedicate this trophy to the people of Thailand my country.

She said “No one in my family play golf. And when I was about six years old, my father asked me to play sports and gave me two options golf or tennis. I used to watch golf on TV. Slowly I started liking it and it became my favorite sport.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was one of the best I have ever played”.

“To excel in this event, I have got a lot of support from my family, friends as well as from my coach. I want to make my career in the same game”.

The record was previously held by the Brooke Henderson from Canada. She won an event on the Tour of Canadian Women in June 2012, when she was aged 14 years, nine months and three days.

The record of Henderson for a female or male player came in an event of 36-hole, bettering the mark by two days set by the Lydia Ko of New Zealand in the month of January 2012 at the event named the New South Wales Women’s Open.