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Historic U.S. Women’s Open begins

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PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — An historic week in golf is underway. First-round play at the U.S. Women’s Open has begun on the same Pinehurst No. 2 course the men played their national championship on last week. It’s the first time the two Opens have been played on consecutive weeks on the same course.

The course is almost 900 yards shorter than it was for the men last week when Martin Kaymer (KY’-mur) claimed his second major championship by an astounding eight shots.

Among those teeing it up for first-round action today is 11-year-old Lucy Li, who is the youngest qualifier in tournament history.


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