Tianlang Guan in no rush to turn pro

Amateur Guan Tianlang of China holds up his ball after sinking a par putt on the 18th green during...

Amateur Guan Tianlang of China holds up his ball after sinking a par putt on the 18th green during final round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:50 PM ET

AUGUSTA, GA. - Sometime when he’s old and gray - perhaps even as old as 17 or 18 - Tianlang Guan might be able to appreciate what he accomplished this week at the Masters.

At 14, he was the youngest player in history to qualify for the tournament. Then he became the youngest Masters competitor ever to receive a bogus stroke penalty for slow play, the youngest player to make the cut and, finally, the youngest player to win low amateur honours.

Guan, who is in the Chinese equivalent of grade 8 at school, finished off his first Masters Sunday with a round of three-over-par 75 and a four-round total of 300, 12 over par. Two professionals -- former Canadian Open champ Carl Pettersson and American John Peterson -- finished behind him though that doesn’t include the 31 players who didn’t make the cut.

“It’s not easy to play here, to make the cut and be low amateur,” Guan said. “I think I did a pretty good job this week and can’t believe it’s over.”


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