Youngster Li qualifies for US Women`s Open

AFP| Last Updated: May 20, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

At age 11, American Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the US Women`s Open, tournament organizers reported on their web site Monday night.

Li, of Redwood City, California, earned her spot in the tournament by firing rounds of 74 and 68 at a sectional qualifying tournament.

The previous record for the youngest player in the event was Alexis Thompson who competed at 12 years, 4 months, 18 days in 2007.

In 2013, Li took part in the US Women`s Amateur Public Links Championship where she missed the cut.

The 2014 US Women`s Open will run from June 19-22 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.