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12-year-old Ye to play at European Masters

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OneAsia, Paul Lakatos / AP

In this photo released by OneAsia, 12-year-old Chinese amateur Ye Wocheng watches his shot during the second round of China Open golf tournament at Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin, China on Friday, May 3, 2013. Ye has become the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event.

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Twelve-year-old golfer Ye Wocheng of China is set to play at the European Masters in September.

Tournament organizers say he has been accepted for the Sept. 5-8 event in the Swiss Alps, which is jointly sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.

Ye became the youngest player in a European Tour event after qualifying for the China Open in May. He missed the cut after shooting two rounds of 79.

Ye's record-setting appearance followed weeks after Chinese golfer Guan Tianlang made history at The Masters by playing at age 14.

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