Korean teen sen­sa­tion wins Pana­sonic Open

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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.

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