Taichi Kho Finished HK Junior Career on A High Note
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)