Josh Hill, the 1 year so old English teenager has become the world’s first youngest winner of the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) after he had a two-shot win at the MENA Tour.
Hill won the AI Open at age of only 15 years, 6 months and 27 days which breaks the record led by the previous record-holder Ryo Ishikawa of Japan.
At that time, Ryo Ishikawa was only 15 years 8 months old as he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup back in May of 2007. Another younger title holder was Phachara Khongwatmai who won the Asian Development Tour at the age of 15 years as well.
Josh hill started his final round with 3 shots off of the pace but then he posted the 8 under 62 for fishing 2 points ahead of the harry Ellis who was able to still win the prize money of first place; 13500, due to Josh Hill being an amateur.
Josh Hill said, “if somebody told me at the start of the summer that I would end up winning the MENA Tour title playing against the professionals and to become the youngest winner ever of the OWGR event, then I would simply have had laughed at this notion. I guess that hard work sure does pay.”
He further said, “I am actually a little bit disappointed with my finish because today I missed many opportunities that came my way. I honestly could have been able to broke past 60. I knew that I was in need of a good start and once I had it, I just kept on making one great shot after another.”
Josh Hill is the 2nd amateur winner for the MENA Tour in the past many months. The last one was Robin Tiger Williams who has his 1st professional win playing at the Journey to Jordan 2 in the season earlier.