Golf: Chinese wins Masters berth
Fourteen-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang is set to become the youngest-ever player at the US Masters after he held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Guan, the youngest player in the field and the overnight leader by two, shot a final round of one-under-par 71 at Thailand's Amata Spring Country Club to finish ahead of Pan Cheng-Tsung of Taiwan, who fired a 65.
He will be 14 years, five months and 17 days old when he tees off at prestigious Augusta in April, smashing the record set by Italy's Matteo Manassero in 2010 when he was aged 16. Guan punched the air in delight and was quickly embraced by his father after clinching the win at 15-under 273 by nervelessly holing a five-foot par putt on the last hole. Schoolboy Guan, from the southern city of Guangzhou, started playing at the age of four and won the world junior title by 11 shots last year in San Diego.