Monday, April 21, 2014   

(HK Open golf) Guan shooting for low scores
(12-04 18:47)

China's teenage golf star Guan Tianlang is confident he can replicate his success at the US Masters by making the cut at the Hong Kong Open in Fan Ling this week.
The Guangzhou schoolboy made history at Augusta in April when, aged just 14 years, five months and 18 days, he became the youngest golfer to make the weekend at a major tournament.
A fortnight later, he made the final two rounds of the US PGA Tour's Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Now, aged 15, he expects to play all 72 holes in his first appearance at the Hong Kong Open, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour.
“I'm going to enjoy the week and shoot some low scores,'' he said.
“I don't feel the pressure at all as I'm still doing the things that I've been doing and I feel comfortable.
“I've not set any targets for myself but if I can put four good rounds together I'll be happy,'' he added.
Guan is being joined at the US$1.3 million Hong Kong Open by local golfer Jason Hak, who set a record of his own at this event in November 2008 at the age of 14.
Hak became the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event – a record which Guan erased at this season's first major.—AFP
   
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