An accomplished the incredible feat by firing a course record 6-under 65 at the Waikanae Golf Club to solidify himself as one of the last 18 qualifying slots for the tournament, which is scheduled from Jan. 10-13.
There, he will square off against world No. 1 Tiger Woods, another whose success as a youth has been well-documented.
However, An did not break the record for the youngest person to ever qualify for a national Open.
American Beverley Klass was just 10 when she made it into the 1967 U.S. Womens Open. Also, at 13, Morgan Pressel was younger than An when she qualified for the 2001 U.S. Womens Open.
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