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Asian children get head start on golf careers

Updated: December 8, 2012, 4:14 AM ET
Associated Press

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By EILEEN NG

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Under sweltering heat, Butsakom Moonfong gripped her golf club firmly and practiced her swing before focusing on the ball. Adjusting her position, the 10-year-old hit the ball close to the hole, getting a thumbs-up from her father -- who is also her caddie.

Butsakom emerged champion in her age group in the Kids Golf World Championship in Malaysia on Dec. 4-6, much to the delight of her father. ...

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