25 May 2011

Teenagers exempt from US Open qualifying

6:19 am on 25 May 2011

The teenage golf sensations Ryo Ishikawa and Matteo Manassero are among the latest seven golfers to become exempt from qualifying for next month's US Open championship.

19 year old Ishikawa from Japan and 18-year-old Manassero from Italy have earned automatic starts in the third major championship of the year by being ranked in the world's top-50.