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Player Bio: Alexa Pano2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 17
Country: United States of America
College: None
Worldwide professional victories: 0
Road to Pine Needles: Qualified at the Stuart, Fla., site on May 9

Pano will make her second U.S. Women's Open start -- and first as a professional -- after surviving a 2-for-1 playoff for the last spot at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Fla. The Lake Worth, Fla., resident edged fellow professional Lindy Duncan on the second playoff hole for the spot after the two posted 36-hole totals of even-par 142. Pano, who holed a 10-foot birdie putt on her final hole of regulation, missed the cut in the 2019 championship at the Country Club of Charleston. Pano turned pro in April after surviving the first two stages of the LPGA Tour's Q Series last fall. She was unable to compete in the finals because she won't turn 18 until later this year. Pano instead chose to accept Epson Tour membership and in just her third start, finished second to 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior champion Gabriella Then in the Garden City Charity Classic. Pano was the runner-up to Yealimi Noh in the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior at Poppy Hills. Prior to that, she won consecutive age-group titles (2016 and 2017) in the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. She also competed in the inaugural DCP finals in 2014. Pano also was featured in the 2014 Netflix documentary, "The Short Game," which followed several juniors as they competed in the U.S. Kids National Championship in PInehurst, N.C. Pano was a semifinalist with partner Paris Hilinski in the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball and also reached the semis of the same event in 2019 with partner Amari Avery. Last September, she represented the USA in the Junior Solheim Cup.

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 76-74 +8 MC


Country Club of Charleston