Friday, November 21, 2008

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong teenager became the youngest player to ever make the cut at an European Tour event on Friday, breaking the record set by current world No. 2 Sergio Garcia.

Fourteen-year-old Jason Hak shot a 70 in each of the first two rounds at his home tournament, the $2.5 million Hong Kong Open, just making the even-par 140 cut at the end of the second round.

Garcia was 15 years and 46 days old when he made the cut at the Turespana Open Mediterrania in Valencia, Spain in 1995.

Hak, who is based in Lake Mary, Florida, has no immediate plans to turn professional.

"I have no ideas of turning pro because it's only one tournament here," Hak said. "It doesn't really tell the whole story."

The teenager said he's enjoyed playing in a star-studded field that included several former major winners and "said hi" to two-time U.S. Masters champion, Germany's Bernhard Langer.

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