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Top women's golfer says 11-year-old too young to play US Open

espn.go.com Published: June 18, 2014
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Top-ranked Stacy Lewis questioned whether an 11-year-old like Lucy Li should be competing at the U.S. Women's Open.

Li made history last month when she became the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the Open. But with the tournament starting Thursday, Lewis says that she's concerned about the youngster competing.



"I'm not a big fan of it. She qualified, so we can't say anything about that," Lewis, 29, told USA Today Sports. "But I like to see kids be successful at every level before they come out here. I just like to see kids learn how to win before they come get beat up out here.

"When I found out she qualified, I said, 'Well where does she go from here?' You qualify for an Open at 11, what do you do next? If it was my kid, I wouldn't let her play in the U.S. Open qualifier at 11, but that's just me."

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