Golf: Japanese schoolboy, 14, youngest to make cut in Japan Golf Tour event
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asian golf's crop of talented teenagers delivered another record on Friday when 14-year-old Ren Okazaki became the youngest player to make the cut in a Japan Golf Tour event.
The schoolboy fired a second round seven-over par 79 at the Tokai Classic in Aichi Prefecture to finish in a tie for 49th on six-over 150 at the Miyoshi Country Club.
Okazaki, who opened the 120,000,000 yen (S$1.53 million) event with a one-under 71, bettered the previous mark held by Japan's favourite golfing son Ryo Ishikawa, who was 15 years and eight months when he won the 2007 Munsingwear Open.
Despite seven bogeys, five of which came on the back nine, Okazaki finished two shots inside the cut line and said the pressure had played a part down the stretch.