Lucy Li virtually locks up LPGA card for 2023 after Epson Tour win

Lucy Li’s second victory of the season on the Epson Tour does not yet technically make her a mathematical certainly for the LPGA, but it certainly looks good for the one-time prodigy.

Li’s wire-to-wire triumph at the Twin Bridges Championship gives her $ 107,241 for the season, $ 36,669 ahead of second place Linnea Strom. The top 10 players on the money list earn LPGA cards for the 2023 season.

Li shot 66-68-69 at Pinehaven Country Club to win by four over Strom.

“Having the support of your family, for me was huge,” said Li. “I can say that they never stopped believing in me, even when at some points it feels like you stop believing in yourself.”

Li, 19, burst onto the golf scene in 2014 when she became the youngest player to qualify for the US Women’s Open at age 11. She turned professional at age 17, and has played the last three seasons on the Epson Tour.

Li currently leads the tour in scoring (69.39), rounds under par (27) and birdies (143).

“It’s a journey,” said Li. “And it’s different for everyone. But it’s important to boil it down to why you love playing this sport and focus more on that. I transformed my practice to focus more on that enjoyment of the game. ”

In keeping with that theme, Li said she might go to the Dave & Busters near her hotel after the victory.

“I have a ton of points I have not used,” she said with a smile, “so I hope they do not expire.”

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