Kris Kim became the latest teen to make his PGA Tour debut at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson on Thursday. And his solid start included a dream finish that has him thinking about a weekend tee time.

Kim, a 16-year-old amateur from England, was one under par when he reached his final hole of the day, the par-5 ninth at TPC Ranch. After two good shots, he pitched in from 30 yards for a closing eagle to shoot an opening 68.

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“I would say it was pretty good,” Kim said of his opening round. “Conditions out there were pretty easy today, especially with the greens having a bit of rain. But, yeah, I would say 3-under I would definitely take.”

Have a look at the eagle on nine, one of two chip-ins on the day for Kim:

Yeah, I would say short game is my strength,” Kim said, “but just got lucky a bit today.”

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He seems as modest as he is talented! Kim’s start comes on the heels of 15-year-old Miles Russell making history by becoming the youngest player to make a Korn Ferry Tour cut a couple weeks ago. Russell and Kim faced off against each other in last year’s Junior Ryder Cup, where Kim topped the current top-ranked junior golfer in the world 5-and-4 in their singles match:

But as mentioned, Kim isn’t the first teen phenom to make a splash at this event. Back in 2010, a 16-year-old Jordan Spieth played his way into contention heading into the final round before finishing T-16. And four years later, it was 17-year-old Scottie Scheffler’s turn to make his PGA Tour debut, finishing T-22 in the event.

If he makes it to the weekend, Kim would become the fifth-youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. The youngest was 14-year-old Tianlang Guan at the 2013 Masters and Zurich Classic.

“I like it,” Kim said of playing in front of big crowds. “Especially when you hit a good shot and everyone is clapping. Just makes it everything better.”

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