Atthaya Thitikul, 14, becomes youngest ever professional winner with Thailand victory

Fourteen-year-old amateur Atthaya Thitikul has become the youngest known winner of a professional golf tour event with victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship.

The Thai player finished five under after a level-par 72, two shots clear of Ana Menendez who carded a 75.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson had held the record, winning an event on the Canadian Women’s Tour in June 2012 aged 14 years, nine months and three days.

Thitikul, turned 14 on 20 February.

She said: “It makes me feel very happy and so proud of myself. This trophy, I give to Thailand and the Thai people.”

Henderson’s record for a male or female player came in a 36-hole event, bettering the mark by two days set by New Zealand’s Lydia Ko in January 2012 at the New South Wales Women’s Open.

Source: Atthaya Thitikul, 14, becomes youngest ever professional winner with Thailand victory – BBC Sport