Golf - Chinese teenager to play Zurich Classic

Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang has accepted a sponsor's exemption to next week's Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

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Tianlang Guan of China poses after winning low amateur honours after the final round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club (AFP)

Guan, who had qualified for the Masters as the Asia-Pacific Amateur champion, earned low amateur honours at the year's first Major after a 73-75-77-75 set of rounds left him with 12-over 300 total.

The Chinese prodigy had no three-putts during the tournament and nothing worse than a bogey on his scorecards. A one-stroke penalty for slow play in his second round was his only hiccup.

He spent a month in the New Orleans area last year and has practiced at Lakewood Golf Course not far from TPC Louisiana, venue for the April 25-28 Zurich Classic.

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