July 19, 2012

Florida Girl Becomes Youngest Ever

Latanna Stone earns medalist honors at U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier

Latanna Stone better clear some room on her already impressive resume.  Stone shot 70 and earned medalist honors at the U.S. Women's Amateur qualifier at the Wanderers Club in Wellington on July 13th.  The 10 year old Valrico native now becomes the youngest player ever to qualify for the Championship.  Previously there had been 8 others who had qualified at 12 years of age. The young phenom has been playing golf since she was 2 years old and has already compiled over 100 tournament wins in her young career. 

Joining Stone at the Championship will be a host of young junior golfers whose names are familiar at the top of most leaderboards.  All in all, 6 of the 7 qualifiers are current Florida Junior Tour members, while the oldest qualifier is Melissa Edmonson at all of 20 years of age.  The championship will be held at the Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio from August 6-12.


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