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Golf: Guan eyeing weekend at Hong Kong Open

China's teenage golf star Guan Tianlang is confident he can replicate his success at the US Masters by making the cut at the Hong Kong Open this week. The Guangzhou schoolboy sent shockwaves through the sport at Augusta in April when, aged just 14 years, five months and 18 days, he became the youngest golfer to make the weekend at a major tournament. He followed up that sensational showing by making the final two rounds of the US PGA Tour's Zurich Classic in New Orleans a fortnight later.

Golf: Korean Lee wins Masters berth, Guan misses out

South Korea's Lee Chang-Woo earned a place at the US Masters with a commanding Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships win which left defending champion Guan Tianlang trailing on Sunday. Lee, 19, held his nerve for a three-shot victory after firing 70, 72, 69 and 70 for three-under 281 at par-71 Nanshan International Golf Club, with Japan's Shohei Hasegawa second. Lee, who was second alongside Rory McIlroy at last week's Kolon Korean Open, will now follow China's Guan, 15, by playing at the Masters, and also gets a shot at qualifying for the British Open.

Golf: Matsuyama says second win will boost China's Guan

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama said Wednesday that Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang will gain a huge confidence boost this week if he manages to retain his Asia-Pacific amateur title. Matsuyama, who won the amateur trophy in 2010 and 2011 and now has a world ranking of 29, said Guan would be under pressure -- but the experience would benefit him in the future. "I did back-to-back wins, and the second time there was a lot of pressure on me," Matsuyama, 21, told AFP ahead of the $7 million CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

Golf: Guan fires 69 to make PGA cut at New Orleans

Chinese phenomenon Guan Tianlang fired a three-under-par 69 on Friday to make the cut in the US PGA Tour Zurich Classic a fortnight after his historic weekend at the Masters. Guan's second-round effort followed an even-par opening round and gave him a three-under total of 141. That was nine shots off the 36-hole lead of Lucas Glover, but saw him make the cut right on the number in a tie for 57th. "I think I played a very good round today," the 14-year-old amateur said after a round that included five birdies and two bogeys.

Golf: Guan fires 69, poised to make cut at New Orleans

Chinese phenomenon Guan Tianlang fired a three-under-par 69 on Friday and was on the verge of making the cut in the US PGA Tour Zurich Classic a fortnight after his historic weekend at the Masters. Guan's second-round effort followed an even-par opening round and gave him a three-under total of 141. That was nine shots off the clubhouse lead of Lucas Glover, but within the projected cut line of two under with afternoon starters still on the course.

Golf: Chinese 12-year-old set to smash age record

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.

Golf: Guan-mania off to slow start in China

Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang stunned the world with his historic debut at the Masters, but the 14-year-old's star is only just beginning to shine in his home country. Despite leaving an indelible mark on the tournament as its youngest ever player and the youngest to make the cut, the schoolboy had a respectable, if not major impact on China's media and popular Internet chat rooms.

Golf: Guan struggles to 77 but still enjoying Masters

Chinese 14-year-old schoolboy Guan Tianlang, the youngest player in Masters history, struggled to a five-over par 77 in Saturday's third round of the 77th Masters to stand third-from last. Simply reaching the weekend by making the cut on the number was a triumph of sorts for Guan, the youngest player in a major since Scotland's "Young" Tom Morris made his British Open debut at age 14 in 1865.

Golf: Guan struggles to 77 but still enjoying Masters

Chinese 14-year-old schoolboy Guan Tianlang, the youngest player in Masters history, struggled to a five-over par 77 in Saturday's third round of the 77th Masters to stand next to last. Simply reaching the weekend by making the cut on the number was a triumph of sorts for Guan, the youngest player in a major since Scotland's "Young" Tom Morris made his British Open debut at age 14 in 1865.

Looking like old pro,14yo Guan opens with 73 at Masters

Fourteen-year-old Guan Tianlang is the youngest golfer ever to compete at the Masters. But the Chinese high school student looked more like a veteran Thursday when he shot a 1-over 73 in his debut at Augusta National. “I felt a little bit nervous on the first tee,” Guan said. “But I hit a great tee shot and, after that, everything feels comfortable. … I just had fun today. Pretty much fun.”Guan made a 15-footer from off the green to birdie his final hole, for a standing ovation from the crowd at No. 18.
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