15-year-old plays her way to Royal Birkdale


Alexis Thompson might not have gotten into Monday’s final stage qualifier for the Ricoh Women’s British Open, but a talented 15-year-old came out of it.

Julie Yang, a junior from Korea, shot 1-over-par 73 and was among 17 players who qualified at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England.

Here are the scores and qualifiers: 67 – Lynnette Brooky (New Zealand). 71 – Melodie Bourdy (France), Sarah Lee (South Korea), Henrietta Zuel (England), Martina Gillen (Ireland). 72 – Rebecca Coakley (Ireland). 73 – Julie Yang* (South Korea), Amy Boulden* (Wales), Matia Maffuletti (Italy), Julieta Granada (Paraguay), Marianne Skarpnord (Norway), Louise Freiberg (Sweden), Stacy Bregman (South Africa), Stefanie Michl (Austria). 74- Karen Margrethe Juul (Denmark), Lynn Kenny (Scotland), Sophie Giquel (France).