THE WOODLANDS, Texas — A slow day during the third round of the Chevron Championship at Carlton Woods turned into an expensive one for LPGA Tour rookie Lucy Li. Following her round Saturday, the LPGA confirmed to Golf Digest that Li received a fine due to slow play on the seventh hole. The tour did not disclose the amount of the fine.
“The group received a warning and was timed, as is our policy, before the fine,” an LPGA spokesperson said in a text.
The official explained that Li’s group received a warning “several” holes before it was determined a fine would be instituted. According to the tour, Gaby Lopez and Pavarisa Yokutan—the others in the group with Li that teed off at 10:06 a.m. local time on Saturday—were not fined. Li did not receive a penalty for slow play, which could have cost her two strokes. She shot four-over-par 76 in the third round and stood at three over, tied for 52nd place.
Li is best known for holding the current records as the youngest qualifier for both the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Women’s Amateur. She skipped college and turned pro in 2019 and played on the developmental Epson Tour until graduating in 2022 on the strength of a season that included two victories.
Per tour policy, which Golf Digest obtained and reviewed, groups first receive an official warning. Afterward, their pace of play must meet the average expected times to complete a certain number of strokes. The tour allows 30 seconds per shot for average expected times.