Lauri Merten, 1993
Going into the final round of the 1993 Women's Open, the tournament seemed to be in the hands of Sweden's Helen Alfredsson, who led by 2 shots. No one was noticing U.S. veteran Lauri Merten, 5 shots off the lead.
Merten had won twice on tour: in her rookie year, 1983, and in 1984. At age 33 in 1993, she seemed to lack faith in herself as a competitor, even though she'd finished second in the LPGA Championship the previous month.
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