Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest US Open semi-finalist since 1931

Carlos Alcaraz hits out at the fairway during his fourth-round victory over Peter Uihlein

U21s World Amateur Championship

Venue: Royal St George’s, Brighton Date: 27 May-7 June 2017 Coverage: Listen live to every round of the event on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live

Mexico’s Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player to reach the quarter-finals of a men’s US Open event on Friday.

He beat Peter Uihlein of the United States 3&2 to set up a last-eight clash with Spaniard Jon Rahm.

The 15-year-old saved four match points against Uihlein and also beat 2013 champion Bubba Watson in his previous round.

Alcaraz is the first Mexican ever to play in the US Open, which starts on Thursday, but has been tied on 45th place at the Open Championship this week.

By winning the U21s world amateur title, he qualifies automatically for the Masters and, if he finishes 12th or better at Royal Birkdale, will earn automatic entry into next year’s Open at Royal Troon.

Since claiming the world amateur title, Alcaraz, who already has a US Open and PGA Tour card, has said he would like to be ready to play on all the big tours in 2018.

He plans to use the tournament at Royal Birkdale to help him achieve that goal.

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