14-year-old from China gets into US Open
Paul Casey has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, paving the way for
a 14-year-old from China to be what officials believe to be the
youngest player in championship history.
Andy Zhang lost in a playoff at a sectional qualifier in
Florida. He was the second alternate when the week began at Olympic
Club. Brandt Snedeker also withdrew Monday. Casey pulled out
because of a recurring shoulder injury.
Zhang has been part of the IMG Leadbetter Academy in Florida and
is based in the Orlando area. Tadd Fujikawa previously was the
youngest in the modern era. He was 15 when he qualified for the
2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.