Thi­tikul con­tin­ues big year with world ju­nior ti­tle

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports -

MARKHAM, Ont. — Thai­land’s At­thaya Thi­tikul has cap­tured the world ju­nior girls golf cham­pi­onship for the sec­ond year in a row.

The world’s No. 2-ranked women’s am­a­teur golfer fin­ished the four-round event on Fri­day at 11 un­der par, two strokes ahead of Korean Ye Won Lee at An­gus Glen Golf Club.

Two-time reign­ing run­ner-up Alessia No­bilio of Italy was third at 6 un­der.

Brooke Rivers of Bramp­ton, Ont., was the top Cana­dian, ty­ing for 15th at 6 over.

Korea won the team com­pe­ti­tion at 13 un­der. Thai­land was sec­ond and Italy was third.

Canada 1 tied for sev­enth and Canada 2 was 19th.

Thi­tikul, 16, be­came the youngest ever win­ner of a pro­fes­sional event when she won the Ladies Eu­ro­pean Thai­land Cham­pi­onship at 14 years 4 months 9 days in 2017. The pre­vi­ous record was held by Canada’s Brooke Hen­der­son.

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