"I will just try to enjoy it as much as possible"
By mustang6560 on 6/12/12
Andy Zhang, a 14-year-old amateur from China, is set to become the youngest player in history to compete in the U.S. Open.
"I will just try to enjoy it as much as possible," Zhang said, his mouth full of braces, minutes after attaching his official player badge to the brim of his cap. "I want to play well, but just to play on a major championship course is great."
Andy attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open in the Sectional Qualifier in Lecanto, Florida, but lost in a two-man playoff for the third and final spot. But, as the second alternate, Andy flew to San Francisco with the hopes of receiving a call from the USGA. And thanks to withdraws from Paul Casey and Brandt Snedeker, he received that call last night around 5 p.m. PST. I'm sure he'll remember that call for years to come.

I now have a third underdog to root for in the U.S. Open. Casey Martin and Dennis Miller are the other two.

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[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
wow. i hope the kid gets some air time. That's pretty sweet!
bducharm says:
Banker85 says:
wow 14 yrs old awesome!
mjaber says:
I wonder which spot he takes, Casey or Snedeker. Snedeker was supposed to be grouped with Watney & Haas. That'd be a cool grouping for the 14 year old.
dtak84 says:
@mjaber Jordan Spieth, alternate to replace Sned I believe is in that group.
Zhang is playing with Mark Wilson and Hiroyuki Fujita
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