12-year-old boy qualifies for European Tour event

A 12-year-old Chinese schoolboy has become the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event.

A person playing golf.
Ye Wocheng became the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event. Credit: Jens BAŒttner/DPA/Press Association Images

Despite a late wobble in the Western China qualifier, Ye Wocheng defied his age and experience to grab his place at the Volvo China Open which starts on May 2.

The amateur golfer, who lives in the industrial city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province, had his father caddying him as he broke the record of compatriot Guan Tianlang, who competed at the tour last year at the age of 13.

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