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Chinese teenager pulls out of US Open qualifying

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey (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The USGA said Tuesday that the 14-year-old from China has withdrawn from sectional qualifying in Dallas on June 3.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.

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