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Ye Wocheng, a 12-year-old from Dongguan in the Guangdong province, qualified for the China Volvo Open on Tuesday to become the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event. Ye breaks the record set by Tianlang Guan last year at the age of 13.
The Volvo China Open will be played May 2-5.
Ye shot an opening-round 4-under 68 to grab the early lead. He made bogeys on Nos. 11 and 14 and recorded a triple-bogey on No. 16. His qualifier total 2-under 142 at Wolong Valley Country Club was enough to secure a spot in the tournament.
He played in the 2012 5th annual San Diego Junior Masters at Carlton Oaks Country Club on July 2-6. He shot rounds of 69-67 to finish in solo second place in the boys 11-12 division. He carded an eagle, 12 birdies, three bogeys and a triple bogey.
Ye is a member of Hillview Golf Club. He is an AJGA member but has not played in tournaments yet.