Taichi Kho Fin­ished HK Junior Ca­reer on A High Note

HK Golfer - - Local Focus - Photo by Daniel Wong

The 17-year-old teenage golf­ing star de­fended his Hong Kong Junior Close ti­tle to end his junior ca­reer in Hong Kong. A res­i­dent and stu­dent in Dis­cov­ery Bay, Kho made the best use of his lo­cal knowl­edge on his home course. He shot a to­tal of 204 over three rounds, 19-stroke less than sec­ond-place Yue Yin Ho.

“This will be my last junior tour­na­ment in Hong Kong. It’s a per­fect way to end my junior ca­reer in Hong Kong, to fin­ish on such a high note,” said Kho, who has signed up to play for the Univer­sity of Notre Dame in the U.S. later this year.

Kho earned his first vic­tory at the 2016 Hong Kong Junior Open, then later se­cured his first pro­fes­sional win at the Hong Kong PGA Or­der of Merit Leg 1, be­com­ing the first ama­teur to win the event. Kho has also ad­vanced through the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment to earn a spot in the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open.

Taichi Kho (left) and Yue Yin Ho (right)

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