Guan, 14, to play at Masters

Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, is set to become the youngest ever player at the Augusta Masters.

The youngster held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship yesterday at Amata Spring in Bangkok.

The former Junior World Golf Champion in the 11-12 category beat Pan Cheng-Tsung by a shot.

When the tournament starts on April 8, the Guangzhou, China native will be more than two years younger than Italy’s Matteo Manassero who held the distinction when as a 16-year-old he finished as low amateur in a tie for 36 at the 2010 Masters.

Guan can’t even drive himself down Magnolia Lane. Instead of playing in the Future Masters junior tournament in Dothan, Alabama in June, he’s doing the real thing in April.


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