Kiwi golfing sensation Joshua Bai takes out US Kids World Junior Championships

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Joshua Bai is the first Kiwi golfer to win silverware at the US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

The 11-year-old Aucklander is the first New Zealander to win a title at the tournament at Pinehurst in North Carolina.
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It's a tournament that's featured such names as PGA Tour stars Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed, and women's Major winner Lexi Thompson.

The 11-year-old Kiwi crushed the field winning by four shots with a nine-under par total for three rounds in the under 11 category.

Bai plays at Auckland club Akarana, he's a key member of their senior pennants team.

He has a three handicap and is in the top one per cent of the country, an incredible feat for a kid that only picked up a golf club five years ago.

"Well when I first hit my first golf ball I liked it so I just kept on playing," said Bai.

"My lowest score around here is 69."

The young golfing star has big dreams and aspirations, saying he would love to one day win the US Masters tournament.

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