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12-year-old Ye Wocheng misses cut at China Open; Mikko Ilonen equals course record with 63

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    In this photo released by OneAsia, 12-year-old Chinese amateur Ye Wocheng watches his shot during the second round of China Open golf tournament at Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin, China on Friday, May 3, 2013. Ye has become the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event. (AP Photo/OneAsia, Paul Lakatos) NO LICENSINGThe Associated Press

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    In this photo released by OneAsia, Mikko Ilonen of Finland lines up his putt during the second round of China Open golf tournament at Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin, China on Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/OneAsia, Paul Lakatos) NO LICENSINGThe Associated Press

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    12-year-old Chinese amateur golfer Ye Wocheng watches his shot on the second day of the Volvo China Open at the Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in north China's Tianjin Municipality Friday, May 3, 2013. Ye became the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTThe Associated Press

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    In this photo released by OneAsia, Pablo Larrazabal of Spain watches the flight of his shot during the second round of China Open golf tournament at Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin, China on Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/OneAsia, Paul Lakatos) NO LICENSINGThe Associated Press

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    In this photo released by OneAsia, Robert-Jan Derksen of the Netherlands watches his shot during the second round of China Open golf tournament at Tianjin Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin, China on Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/OneAsia, Paul Lakatos) NO LICENSINGThe Associated Press

The youngest player to compete on the European Tour missed the cut, while Mikko Ilonen of Finland tied the course record with a 9-under 63 Friday for a three-shot lead at the China Open.

The 12-year-old amateur Ye Wocheng missed the cut at 14 over after a pair of 79s. But China's Dou Zecheng became the youngest at 16 to make the tournament cut with a 2-under total.

Ilonen birdied four of his last five holes to finish at 12 under and move ahead of Australia's Brett Rumford and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who had 67s.

Ilonen matched the Binhai Lake course record set last year by Sweden's Alexander Noren. He also equaled his lowest round at the 2009 Madrid Masters.