Think about what you were doing when you were 11 years old. Probably playing little league, hanging out with your friends in the backyard, pretending you were your favorite athletes, having sleepovers, staying up late playing video games, etc., etc. All normal things that kids across the country do every day.
Well Lucy Li is no ordinary kid.
She may be just 11 years old, but she’s qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open.
Li is now the youngest person to every qualify for the prestigious tournament.
Li earned her way into the event by shooting rounds of 74 and 68 on the par-72 Old Course at Half Moon Bay in a sectional qualifier in California on Monday.
She beat second-place qualifier Kathleen Scavo by seven strokes.
This is one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever heard. 11 years old and she’s shooting four under on a championship level course. I will probably never in my life shoot a round as good as she did to qualify for this tournament.
Golf is one of the hardest games to play, and it seems Li is well on her way to mastering it. Good for her. She’s going to have a tough task facing women old enough to be her mother, but I hope she goes out there and kills it in this tournament.