Lucy Li, 11, plays her tee shot during the first round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, in Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 19, 2014.
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June 19, 2014 12:06 PM EDT

At 11 years old, Lucy Li is the youngest-ever qualifier at the U.S. Women’s Open. Wearing an American flag outfit and braces on her teeth, Li teed off Thursday at Pinehurst Golf Club at the biggest event in women’s golf.

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