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Monday, May 10, 2010

Geminiani misses cut

Domenico Geminiani missed the cut this past weekend at the European PGA Tour's BMW Italian Open in Turin.

Geminiani is a 14-year-old Edison Academics student, who will graduate from high school this year, and became the youngest player in the tour's history.

The event was largely a coming out party for fellow boy wonder, Matteo Manassero, who captivated American audiences with his stellar play at Augusta National as a the then 16-year-old.

Manassero took home low amateur honors at The Masters and turned his sight toward Italy and his national championship to mark his pro debut.

The Italian shot 5-under, 283 to grab a 29th place finish in his European Tour debut.

So while Manassero grabbed the headlines early in the tournament, Geminiani had to settle for 36 holes and a missed cut.

The amateur carded rounds of 80-78.

However, there is promise.

The right-hander took Stewart Cink down to the wire in a match at Old Corkscrew in Naples.

Yes, the same Stewart Cink, who defeated Tom Watson in last year's British Open playoff.

"He had Stewart Cink one down through 13 holes," coach Jacques Panet-Raymond said. "And then Stewart Cink made a birdie coming in, and Domenico made a double bogey coming down the stretch. And he ended up losing by two or three. And it was just the whole point that ... Stewart is sitting there saying, 'This is nuts. I'm telling all my friends about you.'"

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