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Atthaya Thitikul Gets Maiden Win on LPGA Tour

Atthaya Thitikul was making news in the golf world when she was just 12 years old. She was winning on major women's golf tours beginning at age 14. So it's no surprise that this young star's career has taken its next step: winning on the LPGA Tour. Thitikul, from Thailand and known as "Jeeno" to friends, won the LPGA Tour's 2022 JTBC Classic, which completed play on March 27, 2022. She was one month past her 19th birthday. Jeeno shot a sizzling 64 in the final round to come from behind and tie third-round leader Nanna Koerstz Madsen. Koerstz Madsen was going for her second consecutive win; she had won the LPGA's previous event in a playoff. Now, it was Thitikul's turn to challenge Koerstz Madsen in a playoff. After the two matched scores on the first playoff hole, Thitikul won the playoff, and the tournament, with a bogey on the second hole after Koerstz Madsen hit into water. Thitikul already has four wins on the Ladies European Tour, two of