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Golf is a longtime anchor of the tourist business in the state, which has played host to a growing list of one-off events, from the legendary 1991 Ryder Cup to the U.S. Women's Open championship that got underway Thursday.

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There's a reason some of the players in Charleston for the 2019 U.S. Women's Open look really young. Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Fla., is 14. Megha Ganne of Holmdel, N.J., is 15. Paris Hilinski of La Quinta, Calif., and Reagan Zibilski of Springfield, Mo., also are 15. 

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Inbee Park struggled to play 10 practice holes in Monday's 100-degree heat at the Country Club of Charleston, and then found herself too tired to venture out to sample Charleston's famed dining scene.

When the Clemson women's golf team came to Charleston for a tournament in March, head coach Kelley Hester pointed out the Country Club of Charleston to her top assistant, Heather Bowie Young, and said, "That's where (the U.S. Women's Open) is, and you're going to qualify."