Add Lucy Li to the growing list of young phenoms in golf.
The 10-year-old shot a 4-over 76 Monday at Painted Desert Golf Club in Las Vegas to earn one of the four available spots at a U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links qualifier.
Li will be 10 years, 8 months and 16 days on the first day of the WAPL, making her the second-youngest player in tournament history. The youngest is Allisen Corpuz, who in 2008 was 10 years, 3 months and 9 days.
Michelle Wie was also 10 years old when she qualified for the event in 2000.
This year’s championship will be held June 17-22 at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. In February, the USGA announced that the men’s and women’s Publinx would no longer be conducted after next year. Instead, the USGA introduced two new national championships: the men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, which will begin in 2015.
Li, who is a student at the Jim McLean Golf School in South Florida, attempted to qualify for both the 2012 and ’13 U.S. Women’s Open but was unsuccessful.
On his Twitter page Monday, McLean sent out a slow-motion video of Li’s swing. You can view it here: