Kids prove golf has no age limits Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open
Kids prove golf has no age limits
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An 11-year-old girl will compete against the best golfers in the world. She earned a spot in the U.S. Women's Open tournament.

Lucy Li is only a sixth-grade. She shot rounds of 74-68 to become the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. The tourney will be played in Pinehurst, North Carolina in June.

The record for youngest qualifier had belonged to Lexi Thompson. She was 12 when she made it to the 2007 Women's Open. Li, from near San Francisco, still won't be the youngest player. Beverly Klass was 10 when she played in 1967. But that was when the U.S. Women's Open didn't have qualifying.

Teenagers in the U.S. Women's Open are not new. Morgan Pressel qualified for the U.S. Women's Open in 2001 when she 12. Michelle Wie was 12 when she qualified for her first LPGA Tour event.

In men's golf, Matteo Manassero won twice on the European Tour before he had his driver's license. Jordan Spieth nearly won the Masters tournament last month at age 20.

Even so, two numbers are enough to get anyone's attention "11" and "sixth grade."

Li began playing when she was 7. Last year, she set a record in the U.S. Women's Amateur as the youngest qualifier at age 10.

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COMMENTS (7)
  • lfsowen-Cla
    5/22/2014 - 02:05 p.m.

    I like how she qualified for the womans open in 2001. I love how she is standing up to age limit because I like to play golf. And plus im omst her age in 6th grade.

  • John0724-YYCA
    5/22/2014 - 07:58 p.m.

    It should be hard for her to challenge professional golf players. And she is only eleven years old. Isn't that to young to enter the world's golfing thing. I agree that she is the youngest golf player that ever entered the golf thing.

  • bis14
    5/28/2014 - 12:18 p.m.

    That is so cool! I cant belive that she did that!

  • Ashley0207-yyca
    6/30/2014 - 07:42 p.m.

    Wow an eleven year old girl is the greatest than a child golfer?! I felt amazed because an eleven year old girl can't be good at golf,but some of them yes.

  • Jason0421-YYCA
    7/28/2014 - 04:57 p.m.

    REBUTTAL:
    I think that you didn't read the article close enough because if you read the article it never said the girl golfer was the best, but it instead said that the girl golfer was able to qualify in the Women's Open. Also you didn't write a single think about the article. The article talks about a girl being able to qualify in adult golfing competitions and go to adult golfing tournaments.

  • Brandon1231-YYCA
    8/07/2014 - 05:22 p.m.

    REBUTTAL
    First of all, she is the one of the beat golfers in North Carolina. Second she is not the greatest than a child golfer. She is better than other kids. You got your grammar wrong. And you should read the comment and you need to write more in your comments. You have to write minimum 7 sentences and this is only one. You need to know how to read a article and write a comment about it. I think that you should start reading your comment! You just talk about one thing. A girl being good a golfing. That's all. You are supposed to all about where she is and how she became better at golf. Not, she is good at golf .

  • ArelyO-Saw
    5/28/2015 - 12:26 p.m.

    I do relay do like that they let little kids play golf but sometimes i do i will tell you why i like why they dint play because the kids go out side get exercise get to have fun but do not like that if some kids don't partition they can get hit by a golf thing

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