Five years after participating in the U. Women's Open as an year-old amateur, Lucy Li has turned professional. First reported by the San Francisco Chronicle , the year-old Li informed the USGA of her decision on Tuesday night, opting to surrender her amateur status and shift her focus to the paid ranks. She previously was ranked fifth in the world. Highlighted by her memorable major debut at Pinehurst, Li's list of amateur accomplishments is lengthy. She played in the U. Women's Amateur Public Links at age 10 and three years later made her U.
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Lucy Li born October 1, is an American professional golfer. She currently holds records as the youngest qualifier for the U. Women's Amateur and the U. Women's Open. She is the second-youngest qualifier for the U. Women's Amateur Public Links , and the youngest ever to advance to match play in that event. As of , she is a student of Jim McLean. Li took diving lessons at Stanford University and was platform diving from 10 metres
By: Beth Ann Nichols November 6, pm. The family member also told Golfweek in an email that the USGA invited Li to the Curtis Cup, but she passed the opportunity on to the next person. Li burst onto the national stage at age 11 when she qualified for the U. The age requirement for the developmental tour is younger than that of the LPGA The organization instead gave Li a one-time warning, which the USGA said is consistent with its general practice for players who unknowingly break Rule for the first time and take appropriate remedial measures.
Lucy Li , the child phenom who played in a U. Women's Open at 11 and appeared briefly and controversially in an Apple commercial at 16, has officially turned pro at After that performance, which didn't advance her to the final stage but did earn her some Symetra Tour status for next season, Li said the following:. The California native also tweeted a link to that story on SymetraTour.