|Kim Chiang - Photo via Emirates 24/7|
Her name is Kim Chiang and yesterday she won her division at Golf in Dubai's inaugural Golf Citizen Open... at age... 12. This champion is ultra - young.
The tournament took place this past weekend at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. A distributed photo shows the precocious player flanked by Edoardo Galeppini, winner of the tournament's men's section, and Adrian Flaherty, the club's golf manager. Though the men each appear to be a couple of feet taller than Chiang, she doesn't appear out-of-place or intimidated in any way, but rather brimming with confidence and pride... and it's no wonder, more that a year ago at the same venue, an eleven-year-old Kim Chiang won the club's Dougherty trophy in a formidable fashion.
Though she may still be smaller than most of her fellow competitors, one can be quite certain this talented twelve-year-old is already inspiring many golfers, young and old, in big ways.
The Golf Citizen Open is part of Golf in Dubai's effort to promote golfcitizen.com a comprehensive worldwide golf reservation site.