World No.1 amateur Alexis Thompson

The Florida resident is the youngest female ever to qualify to play in the US Women’s Open when she qualified as a12-year-old to play in the 2007 championship at Pine Needles Golf Club in North Carolina.

Last year, Thompson tied for 21st at the Kraft Nabisco Championship to be the leading amateur and finished tied for 34th at the US Women’s Open.

In 2008, Thompson won the US Girls’ Junior Championship and again made the field for the US Women’s Open but missed the cut by just two strokes. She is making her first appearance in the Handa Women’s Australian Open, held from 11-14 March.

Please see the LET’s Information Centre for the full draw for the first two rounds. After 36 holes, there will be a cut to 65 professionals, plus any tying for 65th place, plus any amateur with an equivalent or better 36-hole total to the 65th placed professional. Live coverage of the tournament will be broadcast on Network Ten, from 1pm-5pm Australian time, from Friday to Sunday.