Golf player Atthaya Thitikul safeguarded her private crown to spearhead the Thai group to a runners-up complete at the World Junior Girls Champion in Canada on Friday.
Holding a two-shot lead after 3 days, the 16-year-old Atthaya from Ratchaburi carded a final-round two-under 70 to win with an overall of 11-under 277.
Ye Won-Lee of South Korea (70) was 2nd on 279 and Alessia Nobilio of Italy (71) completed third on 282.
Presently ranked 2nd in the amateur world golf rankings, Atthaya, who shot a course-record 60 en path to her win in 2015, stated: “I more than happy to win here once again as I have fond memories of the course from in 2015.
” I understand numerous Thai fans were backing us, so I want to thank them as we [the Thai team] actually value that.”
It was another great accomplishment for the Thai prodigy, who early this year won the Ladies European Thailand Champion in Pattaya and was the low amateur at the Women’s British Open.
Compatriots Yosita Khawnuma completed 18th, while Kan Bunnabodee was connected for 21st.
In the group occasion, Thailand improved their in 2015’s efficiency by completing 2nd with a nine-under aggregate, 4 shots behind winners South Korea. In 2015’s champs Italy were 3rd with a three-under overall. In 2015, Thailand completed third.