Korean teen sensation wins Panasonic Open
Korean teenager Joohyung Kim yesterday become the second-youngest winner on the Asian Tour when he won the shortened Panasonic Open in India by one stroke. The 17-year-old, who was making just his third start on the Tour this year, fired a seven-underpar 65 in the third and final round at the tournament in Gurgaon near New Delhi to clinch the title. Shiv Kapur had a share of the overnight lead with Australia’s Terry Pilkadaris but was let down by a costly double-bogey seven on his closing hole. Kapur finished second alongside Chikkarangappa S. “I’m really speechless. It has been a dream of mine to play on the Asian Tour ever since I was young,” Kim said. “And it’s really wonderful to come here, be in contention and win. I cannot describe the feeling now.” The event was shortened to 54 holes due to a toxic smog enveloping northern India.