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Where is 11-Year-Old Phenom Lucy Li Headed Next?

Where is 11-Year-Old Phenom Lucy Li Headed Next?

July 1, 2014


Between her stars and stripes outfit, the post-round ice cream and just the fact that she is only 11-years-old, it’s hard to forget Lucy Li’s appearance at the recent U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst.

Now, many are asking, where is she headed next?

Only Li knows for sure, but there are some things we do know.

Li, who hails from Redwood City, has already qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, which begins July 14 at The Home Course in Dupont, WA. The pint sized par machine earned a spot in the U.S. WAPL by finishing third (3-over 75) in an 18-hole qualifier held May 28 at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

And that’s where the pickle—and questions—begin.

The only Northern California qualifier for this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is on July 14 at Sequoyah CC in Oakland. That, of course, is the same day that the U.S. WAPL begins.

So what can Li do to get into the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship?

Well, she has some options.

Sectional qualifying (18 holes) for the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be held at a total of 19 sites between July 1-16. There is nothing stopping Li from playing in a qualifier other than the one at Sequoyah.

Li can also play her way into the Women’s Am at the U.S. WAPL. But she’ll have to play pretty darn good. Only the WAPL winner and runner-up earn automatic berths into the Women’s Am.

But she’s certainly surprised us before. It’s all just a matter of what Li does.

-Jerry Stewart

Author: Jerry Stewart

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