Steph Curry has putting contest with Andrea Lee, Lucy Li in 'surreal moment' originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com
Steph Curry supposedly played at Augusta National last week as a birthday present from Warriors owner Joe Lacob.
On Thursday, Curry hosted two amateur golfers that will play at Augusta National for the first time in April.
Andrea Lee and Lucy Li visited the Warriors practice facility and got to compete in a putting challenge with Curry.
"I was freaking out when I heard we were going to have a putting contest with a player," Lee said. "I was really hoping it was Steph Curry and it was. It was a surreal moment."
Lee and Li both missed their putts, but Curry nailed his putt. He knew it was going in, too. He dropped his putter, started to walk away confidently and then ran down the hall with his arms in the air.
"I'm going to Augusta!" Curry screamed.
The inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur will take place in Georgia from April 3-6, and Lee and Li are two of the players that will compete in the event.
Lee is currently part of the women's golf team at Stanford, and has a long list of accomplishments at the collegiate level.
"It's just super exciting," Lee told NBC Sports Bay Area. "I'm really honored and grateful to be part of the field."
Li, 16, is the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, where she finished tied for 55th place in 2018.
"It's arguably the most famous course in the world and I'm just so excited to step on the ground and play the course," Li told NBC Sports Bay Area. "It's going to be so amazing."
The final round will be broadcast on NBC Sports on April 6.
Curry and the Warriors will be wrapping up the 2019 regular season when Augusta National Women's Amateur is taking place, so he won't be able to attend. But you can bet that he will be rooting for Lee and Li from afar.