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Golf: Teen whizz Tianlang eyes Asian Games and focuses on long haul

Published on Apr 25, 2014 7:39 PM

SHENZHEN (AFP) - Masters sensation Guan Tianlang said he hopes to represent China at this year's Asian Games but pledged not to play too many big golf events this year as he focuses on building a long-term career.

The 15-year-old amateur shot a disappointing 76 in the Volvo China Open second round on Friday to miss the 145 cut by two shots, a far cry from his Masters exploits a year ago.

Last April at Augusta, Tianlang earned rave reviews when he became the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship, aged just 14 years and five months.

He followed that by reaching the weekend play at his next PGA event, the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, but a missed cut at December's Hong Kong Open ended a breakthrough 2013 on a quiet note.

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