Golf: Chinese prodigy Guan again turns heads with his play
(REUTERS) - Two weeks after stunning the golfing world by making the cut at the Masters, China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang has again turned heads with another remarkable display at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana.
The surprisingly mature eighth-grader carded a three-under-par 69 in Friday's second round of the PGA Tour event to finish at three-under 141, inside the projected cutline of two-under.
Having already become the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship, Guan all but ensured he would play two more rounds at the TPC Louisiana over the weekend after mixing five birdies with two bogeys and totalling just 25 putts.
"I think I played a very good round today," Guan told Golf Channel after safely parring his final hole, the short ninth, where he hit a hybrid from 187 yards over water to 25 feet behind the hole.