The inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-
Ball field just received a delightful boost. Young Lucy
Li, the ice cream-wielding tween who wowed us at
Pinehurst No. 2 last summer, medaled at Pasatiempo
Golf Club March 26 with teammate Kathleen Scavo, a
17-year-old senior at Justin-Siena High School in
Li, you might recall, beat Scavo by seven
strokes at Half Moon Bay to become the youngest to
ever qualify for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
This time around, however, they will form a
formidable team May 9-13 at Pacific Dunes in
Bandon, Ore. Li, now 12, is wise beyond her years
but only in the seventh grade. Scavo received a
scholarship to play at Oregon next fall.
The pair carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 to win
the qualifier by three strokes. They were one of four
teams to advance. Qualifying for the 64-team field
ends March 30.
Li and Scavo won’t be the youngest team
playing along the Pacific. A couple 13-year-old
friends – Hannah Zeman and Briana Chacon –
already advanced through a sectional at Mission Hills
in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
View all 2015 U.S.
Women's Amateur Four-Ball qualifying results.