A 14-year-old Chinese amateur will be in the field for the 2013 Masters. That’s right, 14.
Guan Tianlang earned the right to be in Augusta next spring by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship on Sunday in Thailand. With a final round 1-under-par 71 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, the former Junior World Golf champion in the 11-12 category beat Pan Cheng-Tsung by a shot.
Guan will become the youngest ever to play in The Masters. When the tournament starts on April 8, the Guangzhou, China, native will be more than 2 years younger than Matteo Manassero of Italy, who previously held the distinction when as a 16-year-old he finished as low amateur in a tie for 36th at the 2010 Masters.
“I’m so excited. I’m really happy to become the youngest player at the Masters and looking forward to going there,” Guan said.
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