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Golf: Minami Katsu becomes youngest Japan LPGA winner at 15

Published on Apr 20, 2014 4:53 PM
 
Japanese amateur golfer Minami Katsu holds the trophy during the awarding ceremony of the Vantelin Ladies Open in Kumamoto, western Japan on April 20, 2014. Japanese schoolgirl Minami Katsu became the youngest winner on the country's women's golf tour on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 15 years and 293 days. -- PHOTO: AFP 

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese schoolgirl Minami Katsu became the youngest winner on the country's women's golf tour on Sunday at the age of 15 years and 293 days.

Going out one stroke off the pace, the amateur player rolled in five birdies against one bogey for a round of 68 to win the Japan LPGA Vantelin Ladies Open with a total of 11-under-par 205 in the southern city of Kumamoto.

South Korean Lee Bo Mee finished second, one shot back.

Minami broke the record set by South Korean Kim Hyo Joo when she won the Suntory Ladies Open in 2012 at the age of 16 years and 332 days.

 
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