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Guan Tianlang Becomes Youngest Ever To Make Masters Cut

Despite receiving a rare penalty, China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang hung on to make the cut at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, making the eighth-grader the youngest player to make the cut on a major PGA tournament.

As PGAtour.com reports, Guan was assessed a one-stroke penalty for taking too long between plays. They explain:

"Fred Ridley, the Masters Competition Committee Chairman, released a statement explaining that Guan and playing partners Ben Crenshaw and Matteo Manassero were deemed out of position on the 10th hole. Guan began being timed on the 12th hole, received his first warning after his second shot on the 13th hole, then was penalized after his second shot on the 17th hole "when he again exceeded the 40-second time limit by a considerable margin," according to Ridley.

"After his round, Guan spent a considerable amount of time in the scoring booth. Interviewed afterward by ESPN, Guan said he agreed with the penalty. 'I respect the decision they make,' he said."

In that same interview, Guan told ESPN that the wind was swirling and that delayed some of his decisions.

That said The Guardian reports that it's been "18 years since a player received an identical sanction for slow play in a PGA Tour event."

Guan ended the second round in Augusta at four over through 36 holes. In the end, it was good enough to earn him the opportunity to play the final rounds, this weekend.

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