Friday, September 25, 2009

While the rest of her friends are in school this week, Casie Cathrea is making quite a name for herself on the LPGA Tour.Cathrea Monday qualified for this week's LPGA event, the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in Danville, Calif. Then in her opening round, the high school freshman made a hole-in-one on the 155-yard 12th hole.Not a bad way to announce your arrival on tour.She double-bogeyed 13 and bogeyed 14, but Cathrea birdied 18 to finish with a respectable 74.Michelle Wie is still the youngest player to Monday qualify for an event. Wie made the field at the 2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic at 12 years, 4 months, 14 days. Beverly Klass is the youngest player ever to compete in an LPGA event. She was 10 years, 6 months, 3 days when she finished 51st at the 1967 Dallas Civitan Open.Wie also holds the record for being the youngest player to make the cut at an LPGA event. Wie tied for ninth at the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship when she was 13 years, 5 months, 17 days. Cathrea will have to go low on Friday if she wants to equal Wie's record.More from the LPGA: LPGA All-Stars | Natalie Gulbis Photos | Paula Creamer Photos

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