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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Another teenager from Hawaii wants to play for
pay.
Tadd Fukijawa says he is giving up his amateur status and will
make his pro debut in three weeks at the Reno-Tahoe Open. He's been
given a sponsor's exemption.
The 16-year-old Fukijawa became the youngest player in more than
50 years to make the cut on the P-G-A Tour when he qualified for
weekend play in January's SONY Open.
The five-foot-one golfer is stealing attention from Michelle Wie,
the most popular golfer in Hawaii, who turned pro at age 15.
But Wie, who just graduated high school, has spiraled into a
miserable slump and has not broken par on any tour in nearly a
year.
Fukijawa, who just finished his sophomore year of high school,
first drew attention in 2006 when he qualified for the U-S Open at
Winged Foot.


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