TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
Golf

14-year-old Guan wins Asia-Pacific, qualifies for Masters

{eot}
Associated Press
11/4/2012 9:20:20 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

BANGKOK, Thailand - Guan Tianlang of China has won the Asia-Pacific Championship, making the 14-year-old the youngest player to qualify for the Masters.

Guan closed with a 1-under 71 at Amata Spring Country Club, needing a par on the 18th hole to beat hard-charging Pan Cheng-tsung of Chinese Taipei. Guan, who is in the eighth grade and weighs only about 54 kilograms (125 pounds), couldn't reached the par 4 in two shots. He chipped to 5 feet and made the putt.

Guan will be the youngest player at Augusta National next April. The previous record was Matteo Manassero of Italy, who was about to turn 17 when he played in 2010. It's the second straight year a 14-year-old from China will play in a major. Andy Zhang qualified for the U.S. Open last summer.

Guan Tianlang (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

The 78th Masters Tournament

Bubba Watson won the Green Jacket for the second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday.


2014 Masters Invitees | Past Champions | Multiple Winners | Playoff History | Major Winners Year-by-Year



Click now

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television