Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Made the Cut on the DP World Tour This Weekend

Published 05/14/2022, 3:55 PM EDT

After an exciting week at the Belfry, the DP World Tour moved to Rinkven International Golf Club for the Soudal Open. Moreover, this week’s field includes some of the big names and various local Belgian players. However, one young amateur from Ukraine is stealing all the limelight amongst seasoned professionals.

14-year-old Lev Grinberg from Ukraine made history yesterday in the second round of this week’s event. Grinberg shot an opening round of one-under-par, 70 at the demanding golf course and already caught the eyes of various fans. Moreover, he followed his first-round heroics with a beautiful two-under-par 69 on Friday. As a result, the amateur made the cut line easily by two strokes, which was determined at one-under-par.

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Moreover, he became the second-youngest player to make the cut in a DP World Tour event. Lev made the cut at 14 years, six months, and six days old. Surprisingly, Grinberg and his father are members of Rinkven International GC in Antwerp, Belgium. As a result, there was an added pressure to play well at one’s home course, as Lev has spent most of his time playing golf and bettering his game in Belgium.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Thomas Pieters of Belgium celebrates with his caddie Adam Marrow on the eighteenth green after putting in to win the championship during the Final Round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links Golf Course on January 23, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

According to Grinberg’s website, the 14-year-old picked up golf at the Kozyn Golf & Country Club at the age of five. A few years later, he started to accompany his father, Illya, on business trips to Belgium and became more serious about his game. Moreover, he also started to play Junior events at seven.

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Moreover, the youngest player to make the cut at a DP World Tour, earlier known as the European Tour, was from China. Guan Tianlang made the cut at the 2013 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Guan was 14 years and 169 days old when he made it to the weekend at the major championship event.

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Lev is currently tied for 29th position on the leaderboard. As a result, he is five shots behind the three leaders heading into the moving day. Moreover, with the immense talent the young amateur possesses, we may one day see Lev playing as a professional on some of the big Tours around the world.

Who are the leaders of this week’s DP World Tour event?

Sam Horsefield, Dale Whitnell, and Matti Schmid are the leaders after the second round on Friday. All three professionals are at an overall score of eight-under-par. As a result, they have a one-shot lead heading into Saturday. Sam carded a round of two-under-par, 69 on Friday. His second-round included three bogeys and one birdie on the opening nine holes. As a result, Horsefield moved out in two-over-par, 38. He made four birdies on the back nine to finish in red figures for his round. Will he be able to hold the lead throughout the round on Saturday?

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Will Lev be able to finish in the top 20? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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