Video: Lucy Li Shoots 78, Eats Ice Cream In Her Interview

The 11-year-old Lucy Li, U.S. Women's Open qualifier and definitely a keeper, posted an exceedingly respectable 78 in her first round at Pinehurst No. 2.

As Will Gray reported, Li posted 78 after a rough start.

The 11-year-old got off to a rocky start with a double bogey on her opening hole, but she steadied herself from there and made a pair of birdies on her second nine.

The score left her 11 shots off the lead set by Stacy Lewis (67), but Li was still one shot better than both Natalie Gulbis, a former winner on the LPGA, and Jessica Korda, who has two victories to her credit this season.

“I’m happy with how I played,” Li said. “I mean, it’s 8 over, it’s not bad. But I was 7 over in three holes, so that’s 1 over in 15 holes. So, yeah. I just need to get rid of the big numbers.”

Her post round meeting with the scribes at Pinehurst's "flash area" included an ice cream. The video:

Meanwhile in polling "no age limit" for the US Open(s) is making a strong charge after "age limit" got off to a great start. Guessing Li's great showing--including beating Jessica Korda and Natalie Gulbis and tying Cheyenne Woods--might change the view of some, but right now age limit leads at 56%.