Golf

Chinese teenager pulls out of US Open qualifying

Share This Story

   
 

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP)

Guan Tianlang has decided not to try to play in the U.S. Open.

The USGA said Tuesday that the 14-year-old from China has withdrawn from sectional qualifying in Dallas on June 3. Guan informed the USGA shortly after he received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Memorial, which ends June 2. The USGA offered to move Guan's qualifier from Texas to the Ohio to help with travel, but the teen declined.

Guan was exempt from the first stage of U.S. Open qualifying by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur. That also got him into the Masters, where he became the youngest player in history to make the cut in a 72-hole major. Guan made the cut in New Orleans, and then missed the cut last week in the Byron Nelson Championship.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store