Thai teen golfer breaks record for youngest professional win

Thitikul becomes the youngest ever winner on the Ladies European Tour aged 14 years 4 months and 19 days

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

At 14 years, 4 months & 19 days, Thitikul breaks the record of Canada's Brooke Henderson, who won a Canadian Women's Tour event in 2012 aged 14 years, 9 months and 3 days. At six-under-par, the 25-year-old from Mexico City remains a stroke clear of Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul, who at 14, has a chance to become the youngest ever victor on the Ladies European Tour tomorrow.

In her first appearance on the Tour, Thitikul finished on five-under for the tournament after a level-par fourth round, two shots clear of second-placed Ana Menendez.

Atthaya, who hails from Thailand's western province of Rachaburi, turned 14 on 20 February.

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Mexican Menendez had started the final round at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya with a one-shot lead over Thitikul.

"I was so excited out there", Thitikul said in a post-event interview.

As an amateur she does not take home any prize winnings.

287 - Leticia Ras-Anderica (GER) 73-73-74-67; Parinda Phokan (THA) 75-73-71-68; Amy Boulden (WAL) 73-74-67-73.

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