Golf: Chi­nese wins Masters berth

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BANGKOK

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.

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