BISP student Mark (Vanchai Luangnitikul) recently took fifth place at the golf Teen World Championship 2016, held 28 to 30 July at the famous Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, United States, heralded as the ‘cradle of American golf’.

Run by the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, the 2016 U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship showcased over 600 players from more than 40 nations – including countries as diverse as Indonesia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Thailand. Now in its 11th year, the Teen World Championship serves as an aspirational goal for teenage golfers across the world.

With a three round total of 216, Mark tied for fifth place, a strong performance following a string of impressive results in national and international golf tournaments over the last year, and intensive training under BISP Golf Academy Head Coach Oliver Bates at the new BISP Golf Centre, which was opened by Sir Nick Faldo on 10 March.

Before the Teen World Championship 2016, Mark competed at the 18 to 21 July Enagic Junior Championship, run by the American Junior Golf Association, where he scored 207 over three rounds, to come second.

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