Qualifier: Shot 68-69--137 at Winchester (Mass.) Country Club on May 1

Li burst onto the national scene in 2014 when, at age 11, she became the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history. Despite missing the cut (78-78), Li became a media darling, especially during press conference where she enjoyed ice cream bars in between sound bites. This will be her fifth U.S. Women's Open and third since turning professional in 2019. The Northern Californian also became the second-youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links history in 2013 at age 10, just behind current U.S. Women's Open champion Allisen Corpuz, and the youngest to ever qualify for match play, surpassing Michelle Wie's mark by 7 days. Li also was the 10-11 Girls' Division champion in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship in 2014 at Augusta National Golf Club. In 2013, Li became the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Amateur history at 10 years, 10 months and 4 days, surpassing Latanna Stone. Li lost in the quarterfinals of the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur to eventual winner Kristen Gillman, and fell in the semifinals of the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior to Alexa Pano. She represented the USA on the victorious 2018 Curtis Cup Team, and played for her country in the 2016 and 2018 Junior Ryder Cup, and 2017 and 2019 Junior Solheim Cup. She and Akshay Bhatia teamed to win a mixed team silver medal in the 2018 Youth Summer Olympic Games. She also won the 2016 Girls Junior PGA Championship as well as two other American Junor Golf Association invitationals in 2017, The Ping Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions. Li turned professional in 2019 at the age of 17. Both of her victories as a pro came in 2022 on the Epson Tour. 

U.S. Women's Open Record

YEAR
SITE
SCORES
TO PAR
FINISH
2022
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
74-74
+6
MC
2021
The Olympic Club (Lake Course)
73-71-71-73--288
+4
T-16
2018
Shoal Creek
72-74-77-76--299
+11
T-55
2014
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)
78-78
+16
MC

YEAR

2022

SITE

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

SCORES

74-74

TO PAR

+6

FINISH

MC

YEAR

2021

SITE

The Olympic Club (Lake Course)

SCORES

73-71-71-73--288

TO PAR

+4

FINISH

T-16

YEAR

2018

SITE

Shoal Creek

SCORES

72-74-77-76--299

TO PAR

+11

FINISH

T-55

YEAR

2014

SITE

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

SCORES

78-78

TO PAR

+16

FINISH

MC

Oops! Something went wrong

Refresh

Oops! Something went wrong

Refresh

Oops! Something went wrong

Refresh