Maybe she was told, "Hey, if you hold your own against these grown-up pro golfers at this major U.S. championship, you'll get ice cream."
Lucy Li, an 11-year-old Northern California girl, made history by making her debut at the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday, June 19. And the sixth grader, who is the youngest player to qualify for the event, stole the show—both during and after the tournament.
Sporting an adorable patriotic red, white and blue shirt and skirt with stars (and hearts!) and stripes, braided pigtails, a red visor and braces on her teeth, Li shot an 8-over-78 in her opening round at the Pinehurst No. 2 course in North Carolina, placing her in the top of the bottom third of the leader board.