Li gets letter from D.C. as USGA will display gear

Lucy Li, 11 years old, during the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in Dupont, Wash.

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DUPONT, Wash. – Lucy Li, the 11-year-old whiz kid who lost on the 19th hole Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, revealed that she had received a personal letter from John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Li was watching the action Thursday at The Home Course and preparing for a tour of downtown Seattle.

Li said she found out about the letter Wednesday evening in a phone conversation with her father, Warren Li.

Here is the complete text:

Dear Lucy,

Congratulations on a great U.S. Women's Open. I was so impressed with your level of play and your positive attitude. Your love of the game is a reminder to all golfers and athletes that the most important part of any sport is to enjoy it. What a wonderful experience for you and a great way to start your summer. Again, congratulations of this great achievement. I look forward to hearing more about your future successes and wish you the very best.


John A. Boehner

At the bottom of Boehner's letter was a disclaimer: "Not paid for at taxpayer expense."

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In other news surrounding Li, the U.S. Golf Association announced that her red, white and blue shirt – worn in the first round of this year's U.S. Women's Open Championship – has been received by the USGA Museum and will be displayed to the public.

So will the TaylorMade Tour Preferred golf ball that Li used on her final hole of the Women's Open.

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