Lucy Li, 11, youngest qualifier for Women's Open

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  • Updated: May 20, 2014 15:51 IST

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

The 11-year-old Li shot rounds of 74 and 68 on the par-72 Old Course on Monday and will surpass Lexi Thompson as the youngest competitor in a US Women's Open when she tees off at Pinehurst on June 19.

Thompson was 12 when she qualified for the 2007 event.

Li, of Redwood City, California, already has a big win on her resume, capturing 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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