Guan, 13, sets Tour record

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China's Guan Tian-lang made history when he teed off at the China Open yesterday morning, becoming the youngest ever player on the European Tour at the tender age of just 13 years and 173 days.

Guan, who beat the record that his compatriot Lo Shik-kai set at the 2003 Hong Kong Open, secured a place in the field after finishing fourth in a qualifying event. He struggled, however, shooting a five-over 77, 12 shots behind the first-round leader, the 26-year-old Englishman Matthew Baldwin.