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14-Year-Old Heads to Masters

China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest player to qualify
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2012 12:33 PM CST

(Newser) – At next year's Masters, there's a new kid in town: China's Guan Tianlang today won the Asia-Pacific Championship at the tender age of 14, becoming the youngest golfer ever to qualify to take a swing at Augusta National, reports the AP. Guan, who's in the eighth grade and weighs about 125 pounds, couldn't make his final par 4 in two shots and had to chip to 5 feet and sink his putt. The Masters is in April, and its previous youngest contestant was Italy's Matteo Manassero, who was 16 at the 2010 tourney. (Read more Guan Tianlang stories.)

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