British International School, Phuket (BISP) student Mark Luangnitikul came an incredible 3rd place at the golf Teen World Championship 2015 held recently on the prestigious Pinehurst course in North Carolina, US.

At the annual event, towering pines, the iconic Payne Stewart statue, and four championship courses awaited more than 500 of the game’s top teenagers. Players from 34 countries competed on courses that have been called legendary, visually enthralling, challenging, and yet fun to play.

The Teen World Championship commenced on Wednesday July 22, with three official rounds of play from Thursday to Saturday, and the Van Horn Cup Teen World Championship on the final day of the event, Sunday, July 26, where Mark scored six under par over three rounds to card a final score of 210, just two shots behind the winner.

“We are very proud of Mark for taking third place at this highly competitive event,” says BISP Golf Academy Head Coach Oliver Bates. “Not only for the way he has played at the Teen World Championship, but also the manner in which he represented himself. He is a true ambassador for the BISP Golf Academy, Phuket, and junior golf in Thailand.”

Pinehurst Resort has hosted the Teen World Championship since 2006, and this year saw some of the world’s best young players compete for trophies at a venue that has crowned some of golf’s greatest champions.

For more information on the BISP Golf Academy, please contact Head Coach Oliver Bates at [email protected] or visit