Lucy Li, 11, Competing Against Golf Pros In U.S. Women’s Open

Thu, June 19, 2014 2:53pm EST by Add first Comment
Lucy Li U.S. Womens Open
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An 11-year-old girl is the player to beat at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament. Lucy Li is ready to swing at the pros, including Michelle We and Laura Davies!

Lucy Li, 11, is not your typical pre-teen. The young athlete will compete in the biggest golf event for women — the U.S. Open! Lucy is very excited about getting to play in the big leagues, and during a 20 minute press conference she told reporters that it was “awesome” to be included.

Lucy Li, 11, Will Compete In the U.S. Women’s Open

What an exciting time it must for this 11-year-old girl!

Lucy, a sixth grader from a suburb outside of San Francisco, California, was invited to compete against true professionals in the U.S. Women’s Open after winning her age division at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National.

“It’s awesome, right?” she asked during her first-ever press conference, reports People.

“I mean, Pinehurst and Augusta National in like two months. I mean, that’s just amazing. It’s mind-blowing for me. It’s been awesome.”

But let’s be honest — what is Lucy REALLY excited about during the big tournament? Um, the food, obviously!

“The food is great and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve made a lot of friends.” How sweet!

Laura Davies Is Excited To Have Lucy As A Competitor

One of the women’s golf professionals could not contain her excitement after hearing that Lucy would be one of her competitors.

“Look, if you’re good enough, you’re old enough – or young enough, whichever way you look at it,” Laura Davies explained.

“If you can play the golf and you can qualify, then have a go. What’s the worst that can happen? She shoots a million this week and everyone says, ‘Wasn’t it great she was here?’ So I don’t think anything bad can come out of it because she’s too young to worry about the pressure.”

It is awesome that Lucy has the pros supporting her. We can’t wait to see where she places in the open!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited for Lucy? Do you think it’s fair she gets to compete with adult professionals? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Lauren Cox

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