October 24, 2014
Ben Hogan was asked while on the driving range working on his game after he recorded eight birdies in a tournament round why he was still practicing. His reply was that he should be able to birdie all eighteen holes in a round of golf.
I mention that incident in connection with Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul's final round today in the World Junior Girls Championship at the Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland, Ontario. Her course record score of 60 featured 10 birdies, 1 eagle and 7 pars. A number of putts could have also dropped as they threatened the hole, which would have put her score into the 50's.
There wasn't a lot of chatter in her group which including Italy's Alessia Nobilio who finished at 18 under par for the tournament and Zoe Campos from the USA with her final tournament score of minus 14 as each player was zoned in on their own games. The individual silver medal went to Alessia and Zoe took home the individual bronze medal.
After her spectacular round, Atthaya was ushered into the media area and while she didn't have a lot to say, you could tell how excited she was by…
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