New Golfing Prodigy

Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

What were you doing when you were fourteen? How about win a National Golf tournament and earn the right to play on Professional Golf’s biggest stage.  14-year-old  Guan Tianlang won the Asia-Pacfic Amateur Championship in Thailand over the weekend. His victory put him in the position to become the youngest player ever to compete in the Masters in Augusta. Guan Tianlang who comes from China defeated Pan Chung-Tseng of Taiwan by one stroke to earned the invitation to the prestigious event. By participating in the 2013 Masters in Augusta, Guan wil surpass the record set by Italy’s Matteo Manassero who was sixteen when he competed in the Master’s in 2010. Asian Golfers have been making an impact in the sport at very young ages. Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa debuted when he was 15 and South Korea Noh Seung-yul  came on the scene at a young age. Both golfers are now 21 year olds and very succeful on the Golf tour.


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