12-Year-Old On Qualifying For European Tour Event: “I’ve dreamed of this since I was a boy."

James Corrigan with the story of Ye Wocheng, a 12-year-old who qualified for the Volvo China Open.

Wocheng becomes the youngest golfer to play in a ­European Tour event:

With his father on the bag there were a few nervous moments after firing a four-under 68 on the first day. Ye actually led the field when racing to the turn of his second round with three birdies to take him to seven-under. But he then dropped shots at the 11th and the 14th, before that calamity on the 16th, and it required all of his startling maturity to last until home at the Wolong Valley Country Club. Li Xinyang, who won the qualifier, looked comparatively ancient at 18 years of age.