Taichi Kho Savours Junior Open Success

15-year-old Taichi Kho claimed the biggest title of his career to date with a thrilling play-off victory at The Hong Kong Golf Club last month

Overall girls' champ Kan Bunnabodee

Thailand’s Kan Bunnabodee, 14, was crowned girls’ champion, finishing with a one-over 73 for a three-round total of 220. Virginie Ding was Hong Kong’s leading girl, finishing in a three-way tie for second on 225.

The leading local girl in the 15-17 age division was Queenie Lai, so she will join Kho for the final two days of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on October 29 and 30. There they will get an inside-the-ropes look at how a World Golf Championship event is staged and be treated to a coaching clinic with one of the world’s top golfers.

On the Monday following the final round they will then have the opportunity to play on the tournament course in a match against their peers from the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Programme. The HKGA team won the inaugural edition of the match in 2015.

Ryota Nakao


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