Chinese 14-year-old Andy Zhang is poised to become the youngest golfer to play the US Open since World War II after the withdrawals of Brandt Snedeker and Paul Casey on Monday.
Zhang attends the IMG Golf Academy in Florida.
He narrowly missed a 33-foot eagle attempt on his last hole in regulation in US Open qualifying Florida, then lost a playoff to Brooks Koepka to settle for alternate status.
Zhang was in San Francisco when Casey's withdrawal due to a shoulder injury was announced and and he quickly booked a Tuesday practice round.
Snedeker also withdrew Monday because of injury, with amateur Jordan Spieth of Texas taking his place in the field.
Source: AFP Global Edition