Hinsdale Central golfer Kenneth Li feels encouraged, not pushed, by his father. According to High School Cube News:
Whether Kenneth Li is playing a 18-hole tournament, or just a nine-hole dual meet, it’s a good bet his father Wei Li will be close by.
Wei Li is a regular spectator whenever Hinsdale Central takes the course. Those matches now take on added importance for the defending Class 3A state champions, as the Devils were set to begin another postseason this week.
Hinsdale Central was scheduled to play in the 3A York Regional Tuesday at Maple Meadows in Wood Dale, attempting to become the fifth straight team to win consecutive state championships in the large-school class. The Naperville Central Sectional at Springbrook is Monday.
Proving he’s in tournament form, Kenneth Li, a Hinsdale Central sophomore from Westmont, shot an even-par 72 to finish second at the West Suburban Silver meet Oct. 1 at Prairie Bluffs Golf Club in Crest Hill.
As usual, Wei Li walked the course with Kenneth’s group. But he doesn’t want to be characterized as a stage door parent, living his dream through his child.
Wei Li has never swung a club and doesn’t worry about pushing his son to work on his swing or practice on the driving range.