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The Masters: Guan takes low am honors
14 Apr 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Augusta National Golf Club, Guan Tianlang Rankings

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Tianlang Guan
Tianlang Guan
AUGUSTA, Georgia (April 14, 2013) -- Just 14- years old, China's Tianlang Guan has secured the low amateur honors at The Masters.

After an impressive 1-over 73 in Thursday's first round, Guan was in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Augusta National.

Sunday, the eighth-grader, who earned his Masters berth with an impressive win in the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, closed with a 3-over 75 for a four-day total of 73-75-77-73- -300.

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On Friday, Guan was penalized for slow-play, prompting a buzz throughout the golf world and traditional and social media. He handled it well and was the only amateur to make the cut after Round 2.

Cal's Michael Weaver shot rounds of 78-74 and missed the mark by four shots. He gained entry to The Masters with a runner- up finish at the U.S. Amateur.

T.J. Vogel, the reigning U.S. Public Links champion, was also four shots out after rounds of 77-75.

Nathan Smith, in his third Masters start after his record fourth U.S. Mid-Am championship, missed the cut after rounds of 77-78.

Smith was two shots better than reigning U.S. Amateur winner Steven Fox, who struggled Friday with an 81 after a first-round 76.

Alan Dunbar, who earned his Masters berth by winning the 2012 British Amateur, shot rounds of 83-77.
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One of Golf's four professional majors traditionally invites amateurs who have reached the finals of the US Amateur, or won the British Amateur or the US Mid Amateur. Also included are the winners of the relatively new Asia Pacific Amateur and Latin American Amateur.

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Results For The Masters Tournament
Place  PtsScores
58ChinaGuan TianlangChina100073-75-77-75--300

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