Youth movement

January 30, 2009

Amateur Cecilia Cho, 14, was tied for third after the first round of the New Zealand Women's Open, three strokes behind leader Katherine Hull.

Amateur Alexis Thompson, 13, just received an invitation to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major.

Korean-American Karen Kim, 9, of Linwood, Calif., is "being touted as the 'next Michelle Wie,'" according to the Korean website


-- John Strege