The young golfers at the U.S. Women’s Open definitely has the attention of the fans. Both, Lucy Li who is only 11 years old and Andrea Lee who is a mere 15 revealed they wanted to be part of the game. Looking to make their mark in the sport and make the cut, the two young women were on the course putting thought and passion into every shot. According to CBS News on Saturday, Lucy Li didn't make the cut to move on.
Lucy Li backed up her first-round 78 with another one of them on Friday. It put her at 16 over for the US Women's Open. It was an impressive score as it was just seven strokes outside the cut line. In comparison it was only two worse than Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne who also was in the lineup. The event seemed to cater to more young adults with mad talents than ever before and this was an impressive look at the future of women’s golf.
The results for Andrea Lee were much better. According to the New York Times on Sunday, the young golfer became the youngest athlete remaining on the course after Li was cut. It is her first time at the event and her focus was to make sure she played the game at her highest level. Knowing her competition is fierce (even if it is younger) it made each swing that much more important.
The young golfers remind fans of Michele Wie’s desire to be on the golf course at a young age. At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie also became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event. She turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005, accompanied by an enormous amount of publicity and endorsements.
All of the young ladies who played over the weekend definitely are aware of Wie’s story and want to make it their dream too. It’s likely that will happen if they continue to practice their sport and do their best.