Report: Latanna Stone, 10, qualifies
Latanna Stone is 4 feet, 8 inches and weighs less than 100 pounds. She's also just 10 years old.
Even more remarkable, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur.
Stone shot 70 to win medalist honors and lead six other U.S. Women's Amateur qualifiers July 13 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla., according to golfweek.com.
According to Golfweek, Stone, of Valrico, Fla., is the youngest qualifier for the Women's Amateur scheduled for Aug. 6-12 at the Country Club in Cleveland.
Michelle Wie was just a bit younger when, at age 10, she qualified for the 2000 Women's Amateur Public Links. Allisen Corpuz, who qualified for the 2008 WAPL at 10 years and 3 months old, is the youngest qualifier for a U.S. Golf Association event.
Stone, who turns 11 in September, has won more than 100 tournaments, according to the Florida State Golf Association. According to golfweek.com, Stone's swing coach is Charlotta Sorenstam, a winner on the LPGA Tour and sister of Annika Sorenstam.
Stone is focused on being the No. 1 golfer in the world, according to golfweek.com.
"Some kids will say that and don't really know what they're talking about," Charlotta Sorenstam said of Stone in a Jan. 5, 2011, story by Golfweek writer Beth Ann Baldry. "She does."
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