10-year-old Stone fails to qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur match play; Ko second

10-year-old Stone fails to qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur match play; Ko second

Latanna Stone improved by four shots in her second round of stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur, but it wasn't nearly good enough to advance to the match-play portion of championship.

The 10-year-old Floridian, the youngest to ever qualify for the U.S. Golf Association tournament, shot 6-over 78 on Day 2 at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, to finish T-129 in the 155-player field.

Stone opened with four consecutive bogeys before settling down to drop just two more shots the rest of the day.

Over 36 holes, Stone fell 11 shots shy of finishing in the top 64, who move into a match-play bracket to determine the champion. She made just one birdie over the two rounds.

Hyo-Joo Kim, the 17-year-old Korean who finished T-4 at the LPGA's Evian Masters last month, finished as medalist in qualifying at 8 under after a second consecutive 68. She beat 15-year-old Kiwi Lydia Ko for the honor by a shot.

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