Fiji Time: 4:08 PM on Thursday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Li on fire at US Open

Afp
Saturday, June 21, 2014

PINEHURST, North Carolina - Lucy Li, an 11-year-old who won a skills event at Augusta National in April, fired an eight-over-par 78 yesterday in a historic US Women's Open first round.

Li, the youngest qualifier in US Women's Open history at age 10, was proudly holding an ice cream cone in her left hand while answering questions about her round on a hot day at formidable Pinehurst.

"Getting to play in the US Open was a lot of fun. I kind of struggled today, but it was great," Li said.

"I'm happy with how I played. It's 8-over, it's not bad. But I was 7-over in three holes, so that's 1-over in 15 holes. So, I just need to get rid of the big numbers."

Li won the 10-11 age group title at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship three months ago at Augusta National.

Li did not have a score in mind when she teed off, concerned more about performance than results.

"I was just trying to have fun, go out and play my best, whatever that was," she said.

"I'm happy I broke 80, because I got two doubles and a triple and that can really ruin a score. But I'm glad I got it back after that."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 59.305956.3059
GBP 0.30350.2955
EUR 0.43150.4195
NZD 0.71760.6846
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.47620.4592

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sex trafficking source
  2. Japan in the way
  3. SODELPA lashes out against land statement
  4. Claims not true
  5. BAUXITE: Demand drops, 70,000 tonnes stockpile
  6. PM expresses sorrow at Natapei's death
  7. Medical training
  8. Fiji beat Japan to secure a spot in final
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Unit books 210 people

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Unrealistic airfares Monday (27 Jul)