Song Finishes As Low Amateur At Kraft Nabisco

April 5, 2010

USC sophomore Jennifer Song played among the world's best this past week and more than held her own, tying for 21st at the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, finishing as the leading amateur Sunday (April 4) the first LPGA major of the season at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Song, among seven amateurs that received exemptions to play in the event, finished at 1-over 289 (71-71-76-71), one better than fellow amateur Alexis Thompson (290).

During the 72-hole event, Song finished with 12 birdies and 13 bogeys. Her only rough patch of the event came on the back 9 on Saturday when she finished it at 5-over. She was 4-under for the rest of the event.

Song finished ahead of four former Trojans now playing on the LPGA Tour. Candie Kung tied for 69th while Nicole Castrale, Irene Cho and Mikaela Parmlid all missed the cut.

Song was the low amateur at the 2009 Women's U.S. Open and also last year became the first woman in 21 years -- and only the second woman ever -- to win two U.S. Golf Association championships in the same season. Song first won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in June and followed it with a title at the U.S. Women's Amateur in August.

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