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17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open

17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s OpenBEDMINSTER, N.J. — With three holes left in the U.S. Women’s Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women’s golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.Quote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste’s father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — With three holes left in the U.S. Women’s Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.

The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women’s golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.

Quote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste’s father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.

Source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/golf/2017/07/17_year_old_amateur_misses_chance_to_win_us_womens_open?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fsports%2Fgolf+%28Golf+-+BostonHerald.com%29

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