Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eleven-year-old girl qualifies for US Open: Report

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the US Women's Open by winning at Half Moon Bay in California. 

Li shot rounds of 74 and 68 (you read that right) on the par-72 Old Course on Monday and will surpass Lexi Thompson as the youngest competitor in a men's or women's Open ever when she tees off at Pinehurst on June 19.

Nineteen-year-old Thompson was 12 (12 years, 4 months, 18 days) when she qualified for the 2007 event. Michelle Wie is the youngest (13) to ever make the cut at a US Women's Open.

But the little Californian with a short 200-yard drive already has a big win on her resume this year. She won the girls' 10-11 division at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt contest at Augusta that preceded the Masters this year. 

She beat second-place qualifier Kathleen Scavo by seven strokes at Half Moon Bay.

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