Found June 12, 2012 on
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Andy Zhang at just 14-years-old is an amateur golfer from China and set to become the youngest golfer to play in the U.S. Open.
Zhang, who has lived in the United States since he was 10 made the field when Paul Casey withdrew with a shoulder injury and Brandt Snedeker with a rib injury. Zhang shot rounds of 70 and 72 in a Florida sectional qualifier on June 4 where he finished tied for third and earned the second alternate position.
The youngest previous U.S. Open contender on record in the modern era was 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa in 2006 at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, according to U.S. Golf Association.
Zhang, who is already six feet tall and weighs 185 pounds will play a practice session with Bubba Watson and Aaron Baddeley on Tuesday.
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