Women's U.S. Open: 13 year old Thompson set to return to the championship

40 women will play in America's national championship for ladies for the first time of their careers. 13 year old Alexis Thompson (pictured left) will not be one of them. Thompson, the sister of PGA Tour player Nicholas Thompson, became the youngest woman to qualify for the Women's U.S. Open last year.

Though, Alexis is not exactly the same player she was the last time she played in the championship. The 5'3" 12 year old has grown into a 5'8" 13 year old when she walks onto Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.

Still the youngest player in the field, Thompson is certainly a long shot to win and facing an uphill battle to make the cut. However, reflecting on her experience last year, Thompson said,
“It definitely helped me a lot.” She continued:
“It just showed me how good I have to be and how I, like, have to present myself out there—with attitude.”

Thompson finished in second to last place at Pine Needles last year after finishing 36 holes at 16 over par.

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