Lucy Li has entered the history books by becoming the youngest player to qualify for the US Women’s Open at just 11 years old.
Li booked her place in the tournament by shooting rounds of 74 and 68 at the par-72 course at Half Moon Bay, California on Monday. Second-place qualifier Kathleen Scavo finished seven strokes behind the young American.
Last year, Li became the youngest ever competitor on Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. In April, she won her age group in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta.
Lexi Thompson was last to hold the record for youngest to qualify for the event. She was 12 years old when she qualified for the prestigious tournament in 2007. Thompson failed to make the cut but claimed her first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, earlier this year.
Li, will take inspiration from her luminary predecessor when she competes against the elite of women’s golf at Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 19.