This 14-year-old Ukrainian is not easily impressed. On Friday, as the cameras focused on his performance, Lev Grinberg returned a 69 (-2) scorecard and easily crossed the cut at the Soudal Open!
We recall that the young man of Ukrainian nationality, who has lived for 3 years between Belgium and Florida, had already made headlines by qualifying for the US Open qualifying final in May last year.
At 13, he had given up after the game was stopped when he was no longer in the game to win his ticket to torrey pines and that he had a junior tournament to play in Florida.
During the second round of South African Opendespite the pressure and the presence of many cameras, Lev Grinberg became the youngest player to qualify for the weekend in a regular tournament in the world tour dp with 156 players on the starting line! The absolute record of earliness belongs to chinese tianlang guanwhen he had crossed the cut of the Master’s degree 2013 at 14 years and 169 days.
Unreal. He played against Lev today. He had cameras in his face, hundreds watching him and he delivers two rounds under par. Good for you boy 👏🏼👊🏼 https://t.co/Ny75AYPhFl
— RICHARD MANSELL (@richardmansel14) May 13, 2022
Many observers praised the young teenager’s performance and maturity. to get started Thomas Bjornthe captain of the Ryder Cup 2018 Y recently appointed vice-captain for Henrik Stenson.
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Well done boy!
Excellent performance 💪 https://t.co/YBWg0Su8qo
— Thomas Bjorn (@thomasbjorngolf) May 13, 2022
A total of -3 in the course of the Rinkven International Golf Club who knows like the back of his hand since he’s a member here, the native of Kyivwho started playing golf at the age of 5, was then ranked 29th, 5 strokes behind the leader.
“I played fantastic. I can’t wait for this weekend. It’s amazing to play against these top 50 European players when most of the time I play with my friends. I want to make as many birdies as possible and I would like to finish in the top 10 on Sunday.” he trusted on Friday after his 69 of the day.
Unfortunately for the undeniably talented youngster, his two laps of the weekend were hardly crowned with success. His 76 (+5) and his 74 (+3) send him to the final 64th place at +5 (289). But here it is in the history of modern golf. Lev Grinberg, remember his name!
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