rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Chinese golfer, 14, seeks British Open berth

Chinese golfer, 14, seeks British Open berth

Last updated on: February 28, 2013 11:00 IST

Chinese golfer, 14, seeks British Open berth

     Next

Next

Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang, who will become the youngest player to compete at the US Masters in April, is attempting to get into this year's British Open at the Asian International qualifying on Thursday.

Guan is hoping to secure one of the four available spots at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand where he won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in November to seal his Masters debut.

"I have played at some professional golf tournaments before and it is always great to play with the professional golfers," the 14-year-old Guan said in a statement on Tuesday.

"I can learn so much from them and the experience of playing at the professional events."


Image: Guan Tianlang
Photographs: Matt King/Getty Images
Tags:

     Next

Guan started swinging a club for fun at the age of four

Prev     More
Prev

More

Guan started swinging a club for fun at the age of four and impressed his parents so much within two years that they decided to invest heavily in his future.

The Asian International qualifying event will take place on March 1 for the July 18-21 British Open at Muirfield, Scotland. Three players booked their places at the Australasian qualifiers in January.

African qualifying takes place in Johannesburg on March 5 and 6, the American leg is in Texas on May 20 and the European event will be contested in England on June 24.


Image: Guan Tianlang
Photographs: Matt King/Getty Images
Tags:

Prev     More
Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.