Junior Championship 2016

Junior Championship 2016

Champion: Kyle Honer

Occupation: Schoolboy, Portmarnock Community School

Home Town: Swords, Ireland

2016 Junior Champion Kyle Honer is no stranger to the American Golf Junior Championship after appearing at the final in 2015 as one of PING’S Stars of the Future. At the time he was playing off 36 and was singled out for the quality of his swing. Fast forward 12 months and Kyle, now playing off 22, recorded an impeccable round in front of Sky Sports’ cameras to secure the Championship by 3 shots. After Kyle was back on home soil in Ireland he reflected on his win.

“The American Golf Junior Championship has been really good fun and a great experience. From the qualifier to the final it was well organised they really made us feel like professionals. I won the Munster Championship a couple of days before so I was quite confident but I didn’t expect to win the American Golf Championship as it’s the biggest competition I’ve ever played in. On the plane home the pilot announced that I’d won and the whole plane gave me a round of applause which was pretty cool.”