Chinese teen set to smash age record

  • AFP, Beijing
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  • Updated: Apr 17, 2013 22:53 IST

China's Guan Tianlang astonished the world when he made the Masters cut at the age of 14, but his record as the European Tour's youngest ever player is set to ripped up by a boy aged only 12.

In two weeks’ time Ye Wocheng, a precocious pre-teen from the country's south, will lower Guan's record to scarcely believable territory when he tees off at the Volvo China Open, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.

It comes just a year after Guan played the same event in Tianjin aged 13 and 177 days. He followed that with a bravura performance last week at Augusta National, finishing with the Silver Cup as the Masters' top-placed amateur.

 

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