11-year-old golfer youngest to reach US Women’s Open

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Lucy Li, an 11-year-old golfer from California, has made history as the youngest ever to quality for the US Women’s Open. The competition is one of 13 national championships held by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and is one of the 5 major championships for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), so she’s really made quite an impression! After going two under par in her sectional qualifier on Monday at Half Moon Bay near San Francisco, Li made it into next months’ mega golf event. Before Li, Lexi Thompson was the youngest to qualify at 12 years of age in 2007. However, the youngest to ever compete in the US Women’s Open was 10-year-old Beverly Klass in 1967, since they didn’t have a qualification process back then.

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