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Li, 11, becomes youngest to qualify for Women's Open

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On Monday, 11-year-old Lucy Li – who was born in 2002 (!) – became the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open.

Li, of Redwood Shores, Calif., earned her spot at Pinehurst after shooting 74-68 in a sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California. She won by seven shots.

Lexi Thompson previously held the record for youngest to qualify, when she did so in 2007 at 12 years, 4 months and 18 days.



 

This, of course, is no ordinary 11-year-old

Last month Li won her age group at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National. Last year, as a 10-year-old, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links but missed the cut for match play.