ITP Patient Alexa Udom Excels at State Golf Tournament

Udom had been hospitalized over the weekend, receiving treatment for a blood disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) characterized by a decrease in platelets in the blood. She left the hospital Sunday, and a day later became the eighth girl in state history to shoot a 67 or better at the state championships.

Udom reached the 17th tee tied for the lead. She pulled a hybrid out of her bag, looking to find the fairway on the par-5 and give herself a chance at birdie.

- By Rene Ferran for The Oregonian/OregonLive. Photos by Taylor Balkom, for The Oregonian/OregonLive.

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