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Li, 11, qualifies for US Women's Open

Los Angeles - At age 11, American Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the US Women's Open, tournament organisers reported on their web site on 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.

At age 11, American Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the US Women's Open. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand. Credit: AFP

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.

Sapa-AFP

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