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US Women’s Open: 11-year-old Lucy Li qualifies for Pinehurst

A young golfer hailing from Redwood City in California will make history later this summer when she competes in the US Women’s Open at the age of 11.

Lucy Li carded rounds of 74 and 68 in the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in San Francisco to earn medallist honours.

Professional star Lexi Thompson previously held the record of youngest player to ever participate in the tournament by qualifying at the age of 12 years, four months and 18 days back in 2007.

There is plenty of excitement building around Li, who has already tasted success at one of the world’s most legendary golf courses having won her age group in the first annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, which was held in April ahead of the Masters at Augusta.

Li also made it to the prestigious US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship last year and shot one round at one-under, although she was unable to make the cut on that occasion.

All eyes will certainly be on Li when the US Women’s Open rolls around later this year.