15-year-old Josh Hill is the youngest male player to win a golf tournament in Al Ain
At 15 most teenagers are in school trying to figure out what they want to do with their future. One Dubai-based teenager however is taking on world record and winning golf tournaments. Josh Hill smashed a world record this week when he became the youngest ever male player to win a gold tournament in Al Ain at 15 years six months and 27 days old.
Hill won the Al Ain Open on the Mena Tour in the United Arab Emirates and beat Ryo Ishikawa's previously held record when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup in May 2007 at 15 years and eight months.
“I really don't know what to say right now. I am shocked and stunned," said Hill. "If you had told me during the summer that I will be winning a Mena Tour title against professionals and become the youngest ever winner of an Official World Golf Ranking event, I would have laughed.
This is incredible!
We can now confirm that at age 15 years six months and 27 days, Josh Hill is the youngest winner ever in an @OWGRltd event beating Ryo Ishikawa’s record of 15 years and 8 months.
Won the Al Ain Open by Arena at @AESGC today on 17-under par. pic.twitter.com/oNXer2mICP— MENA Tour (@theMENATour) October 23, 2019
"If you had told me during the summer that I will be winning a Mena Tour title against professionals and become the youngest ever winner of an Official World Golf Ranking event, I would have laughed at the notion," added Hill.
"I guess hard work pays. I am actually a little disappointed with my finish because I missed so many opportunities coming in. I honestly could have broken 60 today. I knew I needed a good start, and once I got it, I just kept hitting one good shot after the other."