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15-year-old qualifies for 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

15-year-old qualifies for 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Oliver Betschart, 15, will be the youngest golfer to tee it up on the PGA Tour since 2014 when he competes in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in November.

The phenom, who lives in Bermuda, qualified for the tournament last week. He was one of three players to make it through qualifying.

A year ago, Betschart became the youngest to win the Port Royal Golf Club Championship. This year, he was 3-over in the 54-hole local qualifier, which was won by Eric West.

Betschart will be the second 15-year-old to play in the Butterfield event. Kenny Leseur qualified for the 2019 championship.

“This has been my goal for the whole year,” Betschart, who shot a final-round 68 in tricky winds, told The Royal Gazette. “And now it’s finally true and it’s hard to accept it but I am really excited.”

The only younger players to appear in a PGA Tour event are Michelle Wie West, Tianlang Guan, Andy Zhang and Lorens Chan.


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