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History in the making as Zhang,14, plays US Open
When Andy Zhang narrowly missed a 33-footer for eagle in regulation play, he thought it was all over for U.S. Open dream. The 14-year-old went on to lose the subsequent playoff to Brooks Koepka, eight years his senior, in the first extra hole of play.

But destiny hadn't finished with him quite yet, with the news Monday that Englishman Paul Casey has withdrawn from the major at The Olympic Club, opening up a spot for Zhang to make history.

For the youngster who attends IMG Golf Academy, Florida, will now have the opportunity to become the youngest player in U.S. Open history by some margin, topping Japanese-American Tadd Fujikawa's six-year record by over a year.

Speaking after his defeat in the playoff at the Lecanto, Florida sectional, Zhang had previously spoken of his disappointment at missing out.

“I put everything I could into (his 12 footer for birdie on the first playoff hole),” Zhang said. “My dad told me as long as I tried my best that’s all that mattered.”

Looks like he'll have another shot to show his father his best on the biggest stage of them all.

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