Ten-year-old golfer Latanna Stone is ready to shock the golf world after shooting a 2-under-par 70 to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. According to ESPN, Latanna qualified as a regional event in Wellington, Florida. She now has the chance to really make a name for herself when the event gets started.
Allisen Corpuz is the youngest golfer to ever qualify for a USGA event. She did it at 10 years, 3 months when she qualified for the 2008 WAPL. Stone is a few months older, but still extremely young when compared to all of the other golfers trying to find success on the amateur circuit.
Stone talked about her goals in the upcoming tournament, with the primary one being that she gets into match play. To accomplish that, she will have to finish among the best 64 scorers in the tournament after two rounds. There are 156 total golfers in it, so that would be a pretty unbelievable result if Stone is able to pull it off.
This is one of those stories where it is very easy to root for the underdog, especially because she is only 10 years old. If Stone can find a way to put up good rounds early in the tournament, it's an easy bet that more sports fans around the world will learn her name very quickly.
What do you think about a 10-year-old competing for a golf championship like this? Do you think that Latanna Stone could win the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship?