‘Tutta’ near top in US Open

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Her achievement was overshadowed by all the World Cup football hype, but Norwegian golfer Suzann “Tutta” Pettersen had reason to be pleased after placing second in the US Open over the weekend.

OAKMONT, PA - JULY 11: Suzann Pettersen of Norway hits out of a bunker on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club on July 11, 2010 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Pettersen (PicApp photo), from Oslo, had never done so well in the prestigious golf tournament, which played out this year at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

Last year she shared sixth place in the US Open. On Sunday she played her way into sharing second place with Choi Nayeon after opening with two birdies and one bogey on the first nine holes, reported news bureau NTB.

She ended one stroke over par after four rounds. The winner was Paula Creamer, who won by a three-stroke margin.

Pettersen played the round with Alexis Thompson, who’s only 15 years old and was playing in her second tournament as a golf pro. Pettersen described Thompson’s strokes as “precise” and claimed that she’s “the best 15-year-old (golfer) I’ve ever seen.”

Pettersen, known as “Tutta” in Norway, has taken part in nine tournaments this year, and won spots on the winners’ platform in five of them.

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