10-year-old Stone qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur
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10-year-old Stone qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur


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As golf seemingly continues to get younger at the highest level, a player who is barely a decade old has qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Latanna Stone,  a 10-year-old from Valrico, Fla., shot 70 at a July 13 qualifier to finish as medalist and become the youngest player to earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, to be played at The Country Club in Cleveland from Aug. 6-12.



Stone breaks the record for youngest competitor in a U.S. Golf Association championship by two years, surpassing eight other pre-teens to previously qualify.

On her Twitter account, @LatannaStone, she wrote last week, “Thanks everyone for the well wishes I received for qualifying for the US Women Amateur. So happy and excited to play!”

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