Lucy Li of Redwood Shores has become the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay. The 11-year-old Li shot rounds of 74 and 68 on the par-72 Old Course on Monday and will surpass Lexi Thompson as the youngest qualifying competitor in a U.S. Women's Open when she tees off June 19 at Pinehurst, in North Carolina.
Thompson, of Coral Springs, Fla., was 12 when she qualified for the 2007 Open. Beverly Klass played the 1967 Open when she was 10. There was no qualifying.
Li already has a big win on her résumé, capturing the girls 10-11 division at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt contest at Augusta that preceded the Masters this year.
The Earthquakes say they will become the first professional sports team to accept bitcoin currency in the stadium when they host the Houston Dynamo on Sunday. San Jose has partnered with San Francisco-based Coinbase to allow fans to process digital payments at Buck Shaw Stadium for tickets, merchandise and concessions. Fans must already have a bitcoin wallet on a mobile device to make purchases Sunday.
The Stanford women's tennis team fell short in its bid to repeat as NCAA champion, losing 4-3 to North Carolina in the semifinals in Athens, Georgia. Taylor Davidson, Ellen Tsay and Caroline Doyle won singles matches for the Cardinal.
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Elliott Blair, Mark Minicozzi and Blake Miller homered to lead the San Jose Giants to a 12-8 win over the host Visalia Rawhide.
Lily Zhang of Palo Alto and Krishnateja Avvari of Fremont will represent the United States in table tennis at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in August in Nanjing, China. Both players train at the India Community Center in Milpitas.
Staff writer Elliott Almond and The Associated Press contributed to this report.