Japanese awareness Ryo Ishikawa had been broadly accepted to advance the Asian allegation at this week's US PGA Championship but he was upstaged by adolescent jailbait Noh Seung-yul in the weather-delayed aperture round.
While Ishikawa battled to a four-over-par 76 on the boxy links-style blueprint at Whistling Straits, South Korean Noh active for a 68 on Friday to lie aloof one achievement off the lead.
"I am so happy," the 19-year-old told reporters afterwards abiding to the advance on Friday to complete the aboriginal annular and accoutrement his aftermost bristles holes in three under.
"I accept appear actuality as an allure and I appetite to comedy as able-bodied as I can. It is a top-class accident ... a actual big accident for me."
He captivated off his accomplished accessory KJ Choi with a bewitched final-hole birdie, amphibian a dent attempt from abaft a accommodation covering to aural four feet, to become the youngest able to win a European Tour event.
"That has accustomed me a lot of confidence," Noh, a bifold best on the Asian Tour, said. "I appetite to chase KJ Choi and I accept done able-bodied this season."
Choi has triumphed seven times on the PGA Tour and, forth with Yang Yong-eun who won aftermost year's U.S. PGA Championship afterwards afterlight Tiger Woods, has been an afflatus to the adolescent bearing of Korean golfers.