5 things to know about 16-year-old amateur Eila Galitsky, who’s near the top of the leaderboard at the 2023 Chevron Championship

There are seven amateurs competing in the first women’s major championship of 2023, and one of them has found her way near the top of the leaderboard.

Eila Galitsky, a 16-year-old from Thailand, shot 2-under 70 on Thursday during the opening round of the Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. She was tied for third after the morning wave and is making noise, keeping herself in the hunt.

Galitsky shot the same score as Georgia Hall and was better than Brooke Henderson, Celine Boutier and others.

Here are five things you need to know about Galitsky: