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By Mark Kendall - Twitter: @SkySportsMK.   Last Updated: 03/03/13 9:26am

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Guan Tian-lang: Will play at next year's Masters after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Guan Tian-lang: Will play at next year's Masters after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

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Chinese prodigy Guan Tian-lang has earned a place at the 2013 Masters after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

The 14-year-old held his nerve in impressive fashion as he shot a final round of 71 to win by one stroke from Cheng-tsung Pan of Taiwan.

Guan finished with a 15-under-par total of 273 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand, with Pan narrowly missing out after a closing 65.

As well as a place at Augusta next April, the teenager has also secured an invitation to International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

Guan said: "I'm so excited. I'm really happy to become the youngest player at the Masters and looking forward to going there. I don't know what's going to happen there, but I know I just want to do well.

"Pan really did a good job, so I just needed to focus on my game and get some more birdies and keep going. I knew Pan had a really good front nine, so I was checking the scores a bit on the back nine.

"I just thought if I got a couple more birdies I would be the champion."

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