Golfer Li Linqiang, thirteen, makes history as youngest player ever to make Challenge Tour cut

TEENAGE golf sensation Li Linqiang has made history as the youngest player ever to make the cut in a males's Challenge Tour golf occasion.

The Chinese language novice, thirteen, fired a rating ok to make it by way of to the weekend on the Hainan Open in his residence nation.

 Li Linqiang has become the youngest player to make a cut on the Challenge Tour

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Li Linqiang has develop into the youngest player to make a cut on the Challenge Tour

And arguably extra spectacular than the feat at such a younger age is that Linqiang holed a heartstopping three-footer on the final to attain the magic rating.

The Challenge Tour is the equal of the Championship in soccer and this week's winner will pocket a cool £forty two,300.

Linqiang, who turns 14 subsequent month, fired a battling second-spherical seventy five of three over to go together with his opening sixty nine.

That was sufficient to make the cut on the quantity.

What have been you doing whenever you have been thirteen? At this time Chinese language newbie Li Linqiang, who was born in 2003, carded a sixty nine (-three) on the #HainanOpen #golf #china #sport

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Linqiang gained't have the opportunity to financial institution a cheque from the week although, due to his newbie standing.

He bogeyed two of his first 4 holes and extra catastrophe struck on the 14th with a double bogey.

However a par on the final left him degree par general on the Sanya Luhuitour Golf Membership in Hainan.

And, had the occasion been co-sanctioned with the highest-degree European Tour, Linqiang would have been the youngest ever to make the cut there too.

Clutch Needing a par on the final to make the weekend and Li Linqiang does this – at thirteen years eleven months and eleven days previous he’s the youngest player to ever make a cut on the Challenge Tour #golf #sport #china #report #breaker

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The present holder of that title is Guan Tianlang, who was 14 years and 169 days when he completed in 58th spot on the 2013 Masters.

Atthaya Thitikul was 14 years, 4 months and 19 days previous when she gained the Women European Thailand Championship earlier this summer time, whereas Lydia Ko was 15 when she gained her maiden LPGA Tour title.

Sergio Garcia made history on the 1995 Turespana Masters when he made the cut aged 15 years and forty two days, however that document has since been damaged twice.

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TEENAGE golf sensation Li Linqiang has made history as the youngest player ever to make the cut in a males's Challenge Tour golf occasion.