Golf: Li fires 78 at US Open at age 11
Published on Jun 20, 2014 6:17 AM
PINEHURST (AFP) - Lucy Li, an 11 year-old who won a skills event at Augusta National in April, fired an eight-over-par 78 on Thursday in a historic US Women’s Open first round.
Li, the youngest qualifier in US Women’s Open history at age 10, was proudly holding an ice cream cone in her left hand while answering questions about her round on a hot day at formidable Pinehurst.
“Getting to play in the US Open was a lot of fun. I kind of struggled today, but it was great,” Li said.
“I’m happy with how I played. It’s 8-over, it’s not bad. But I was 7-over in three holes, so that’s 1-over in 15 holes. So, I just need to get rid of the big numbers.” Li won the 10-11 age group title at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship three months ago at Augusta National on the eve of the start of Masters practice.
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