What were you doing when you were 12 years old? I was still playing little league baseball, riding my bike and watching Power Rangers. A 12-year-old chinese boy put my childhood accomplishments to shame when he qualified for the Volvo China Open this past week, making him the youngest player to compete in an European Tour event.
According to PGA.com:
Ye Wocheng finished third in one of the tournament’s four 36-hole regional qualifiers. He carded a 4-under 68 Wednesday despite three-putting his last two holes at the Wolong Valley Country Club, and had a 2-over 74 on Tuesday to finish three shots behind Jin Daxing and Li Xinyang with a two-round total of 142
Ye, a member of the Hillview Golf Club in Dongguan, is set to break the record held by Guan Tianlang, who was 13 when he played in the same Volvo China Open last year.
Ye’s apparently no fluke – a couple years ago, he dominated the boys’ 9- and 10-year-old division of the San Diego Junior Masters Championship, winning by seven shots. The photo above is of that trophy presentation.
He also won the Asia-Pacific Amateur last year, and will play in the Masters next month. So Ye still has something to shoot for.
This kid competing in the Masters is just ridiculous! Will be rooting for him…