Thompson trying to become youngest major winner
- By Randall Mell
- Jul 6, 2012 9:17 PM ET
KOHLER, Wis. – Lexi Thompson will enter the weekend with a chance at making history.
With a wild round of 1-over-par 73, Thompson kept herself in contention to win the U.S. Women’s Open. She made five birdies, two double bogeys and two bogeys. At 1-under overall, she’s tied for ninth, four shots off the lead.
If Thompson were to win the U.S. Women’s Open Sunday, she would be 17 years, 4 months and 28 days old. She wouldn’t just be the youngest winner of a U.S. Women’s Open. She would be the youngest man or woman to win a major championship. She would be 10 days younger than Young Tom Morris was when he won the British Open in 1868.
“It was sort of an up-and-down day,” Thompson said. “Kind of a roller coaster.”
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