13-year-old Pano ready for LPGA debut at Thornberry Creek

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - For most 13 year-olds the 4th of July consists of watching fireworks and doing middle school things. But for Alexa Pano, it's all about getting ready to tee off in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. She may be young but she feels right at home.

“Not really pressure,” Pano said. “Of course I expect for myself to play a certain way, but I don't have any sort of expectation that hey you need to go out and win. Hopefully I just go out and play my own game and shoot a good score.”

Pano is part of the field thanks to a sponsor's exemption. But playing in a pro-am scramble with veteran your player Azahara Munoz today she showed she belongs, they used all of her shots enrolled to birdie on 14.

“I don't think there's really one part of my game that has really been the strongest,” Pano said. “But if I had to say, I would probably have to say the fact that I hit a lot of greens. When you're hitting a lot of greens it's hard to shoot super high scores. Definitely this week if I can make some putts and hit as many greens as a usually do that should be good.”

Pano focuses on golf full time. But she's still 13 and school is part of the picture on the go between tournaments.

“I do home schooling year round,” Pano said. “In the car traveling, I will do homework in the car, and then drive to the next golf event and then play. Then I work on more home school. It's kind of the daily golf, school, eating, sleeping.”

Competition rounds begin Thursday and run through Sunday.