11-Year-Old Golfer Lucy Li Has Qualified for the U.S. Women's Open


11-year-old golf prodigy Lucy Li has made history by becoming the youngest person to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. Get it, babygirl!

Li, who has already won at Augusta, beat her competition by 7 strokes in a sectional qualifier in California this past Monday. Overall, she shot rounds of 74 and 68.

In a statement, Li’s family announced:

“Lucy is very honored to have qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, and to have the opportunity to compete in this most prestigious national championship. Her time spent playing in last year’s USGA championships, as well as her win at Drive, Chip & Putt (at Augusta National before the Masters), have provided her with many good opportunities that she will consider as she prepares for the U.S. Women’s Open.
We are very grateful for the support Lucy has received, both from the golf community and the media. She is looking forward to playing at Pinehurst.”

Previously, the youngest woman to qualify was 12-year-old Lexi Thompson.

Image via Getty.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Share Tweet Submit Pin