Early last month, Joshua Bai announced himself as a rising star on the New Zealand golfing horizon by carding a sensational second-round score of five-under at the Akarana Open in Auckland. In challenging conditions, Bai holed out on the 18th hole, claiming a share of fifth for the tournament, outplaying a slew of other far more recognised Kiwi golfers. Making the achievement even more remarkable is the fact Bai only just turned 13. Michael Donaldson meets the next boy wonder of golf.

Honing his game on the practice putting green at the Muriwai Open, Joshua Bai stands out.

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