U.S. Open Star Lucy Li Shoots 78, Still Eats Ice Cream During Her Interview (Video)
Lucy Li could be the next big thing in golf, but she is still a kid at heart.
The 11-year-old prodigy at the U.S. Women's Open this week had one thing on her mind during a press conference at Pinehurst, N.C. — her pink ice cream.
"It was fun. I kind of struggled but it was great," Li told the reporters after becoming the youngest girl ever to qualify for the tournament.
"My score … I am happy with how I played, it is eight-over [par] and not bad," she explained between licks of the colorful Starburst cone. "I had two birdies."
When asked why she wore a Stars and Stripes outfit — complete with pigtails and a red visor — Li giggled, "because it is the U.S. Open. And I like red and white."
Even though her score left her well behind the leader, Stacy Lewis, who carded a bogey-free 67, Li was more focused on her ice cream melting in the hot southern sun — and having a good time on the green.
"Getting to play in the U.S. Open was really fun, and my two playing partners were really nice," said the happy-go-lucky girl from Stanford, Calif. "I am happy I broke 80," adding that she will tell her friends: "I was seven-over in three holes, one-over par in 15 and made 13 pars."
When asked what her plan was for the rest of the day, the answer was simple: "Eat some more ice cream!" she giggled. "It's good; it's melting, though!"
Watch video of Li's adorable ice cream-eating interview below.