Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Girl, 12, qualifies for US Women's Open

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American Alexis Thompson became the youngest player to qualify for the US Women's Open when the 12-year-old earned a spot in a sectional qualifier today.

Thompson shot rounds of 72 and 71 at Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow, Florida, to earn a berth in the 156-player field for the US Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Thompson qualified at the age of 12 years, four months and one day, beating the previous record of Morgan Pressel, who was 12 years, 11 months and 21 days old when she qualified for the 2001 Women's Open, which was also conducted at Pine Needles.

Source : foxsports |Picture : sport.ed.ac.uk

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