Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.
After shooting his best round so far in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship on Saturday, South Korea's Lee Chang-woo's 69 was one of the best of the day and put him atop the leaderboard at the Nanshan International Golf Club in Longkou City, China
A 14-year-old middle school student from China who uses a belly putter will become the youngest player in Masters history next April after he won an Asian amateur event devised to help grow the game of golf in that region of the world.
China's Guan Tianlang collected nine birdies en route to an eight-under-par 64 to move to 14-under and stretch his lead to five strokes at the halfway stage of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Bangkok.
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese national who turned heads by making the cut and finishing as the low amateur at the Masters, accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship.