Jennifer Song

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Jennifer Song
송민영
— Golfer —
Song Min-Young (Jennifer Song).jpg
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Song
Born (1989-12-20) December 20, 1989 (age 25)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
 South Korea
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
College University of Southern California
(two years)
Turned professional 2010
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (joined 2010)
LPGA Tour (2011–13)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T21: 2010
LPGA Championship T30: 2011, 2014
U.S. Women's Open T13: 2009
Women's British Open CUT: 2011, 2012
Evian Championship T41: 2014
Achievements and awards
Futures Tour
Rookie of the Year
2010

Jennifer Song (born December 20, 1989) is a professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour. In 2009 she won both the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Women's Amateur. She was only the fourth player in history to win both championships and the second player to win both in the same year.

Childhood and family life[edit]

Song was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan while her father was a graduate student at the University of Michigan. She was raised in South Korea and holds dual Korean and United States citizenship. While in Korea, she attended Taejon Christian International School, Daejeon, Korea, where she excelled as a student-athlete and was a striker on the school's girls' soccer team. She was among the top goal scorer's in the KAIAC Conference during her sophomore year.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

While growing up in Korea, Song played on the Korea National Team. In 2007 she tied for low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open and was the quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur. In 2008, she again qualified for the U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur.

Beginning in 2008, she was a member of the golf team at the University of Southern California. During her freshman year at USC in 2008-2009, Song had eight top-ten finishes in ten starts and finished the season as the number three ranked player in the country. She was named Freshman of the Year, All-American, All-Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10. She also set the all-time single-season stroke average record. In the summer of 2009, Song finished low amateur at T13 in the U.S. Women's Open, and won both the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Women's Amateur.

In her sophomore year, she was again named All-American after tying for fifth at the NCAA Championships and leading USC to within a stroke of first place. She was voted Pac-10 Golfer of the Year, and was the third-ranked golfer in the country for the second year in a row. She finished her college career with a scoring average of 71.59, as well as her 15 career rounds in the 60s, all of which set USC school records.[2] In October 2009, she accepted a sponsor's exemption to the LPGA Hana Bank Championship where she finished in 65th place out of 71 players.[3] In April 2010, she qualified for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of four majors on the LPGA Tour. She finished tied for 21st place and was the low amateur at the tournament.[4]

She finished her amateur career by representing the United States on the winning 2010 Curtis Cup team.

Professional career[edit]

Song turned professional immediately following the 2010 Curtis Cup Match, which concluded on June 13, 2010.[5][6] She began playing full-time on the Duramed Futures Tour, of which she had been a member since June 2009, qualifying while still an amateur. She won her first event as a professional, the 2010 Tate & Lyle Players Championship, the sole major tournament on the Futures Tour. She won again in 2010 on the Futures Tour at the Greater Richmond Golf Classic to move into fourth place on the 2010 Futures Tour money list after playing in only eight events.

She finished the 2010 season in second place on the Futures Tour money list which earned her full playing privileges on the LPGA Tour for 2011. She was also named Futures Tour Rookie of the Year.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Futures Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 20, 2010 Tate & Lyle Players Championship –19 (68-67-65-61=261) 6 strokes United States Esther Choe
2 Aug 16, 2010 Greater Richmond Golf Classic –12 (68-70-66=204) Playoff South Korea Jenny Shin

Futures Tour major championship is shown in bold.

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP T21LA DNP T56 CUT DNP
U.S. Women's Open T39LA CUT T13LA T58 CUT T46 DNP T38
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T30 CUT CUT T30
The Evian Championship ^ CUT T41

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings ($) Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2007 1 1 0 0 0 0 T39 n/a n/a 73.501 n/a
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a n/a 77.501 n/a
2009 2 2 0 0 0 0 T13 n/a n/a 74.291 n/a
2010[7] 5 5 0 0 0 0 T15 45,4061 n/a 73.251 n/a
2011 15 10 0 0 0 0 T16 77,421 79 72.89 60
2012 22 13 0 0 0 1 T6 128,280 71 73.19 81
2013 17 5 0 0 0 0 T18 36,216 108 73.03 97
2014 19 12 0 0 0 0 T23 124,446 83 72.16 63

1Not a member of the LPGA in this year. Scoring average and earnings not official.

  • Official as of the 2014 season[8]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 2010 (winners)

Curtis Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 5 2-2-1 0-1-0 1-0-1 1-1-0 3.0 60.0
2010 5 2-2-1 0-1-0 lost to D. McVeigh 3&2 1-0-1 halved w/ J. Johnson, won w/ S. Kono 3&1 1-1-0 lost w/ K. Kim 4&3, won w/ C. Clanton 2&1 3.0 60.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USC Official Bio". University of Southern California. 
  2. ^ USCTrojans.com, Song Named Pac-10 Golfer Of The Year June 2, 2010, Retrieved June 12, 2010
  3. ^ LPGA.com, Hana Bank KOLON Championship November 17, 2009, Retrieved June 12, 2010
  4. ^ LPGA.com, Kraft Nabisco Championship 2010 Leaderboard April 4, 2010, Retrieved June 12, 2010
  5. ^ Golfweek, Song's Curtis Cup motto: 'Kick some butts' June 10, 2010, Retrieved June 12, 2010
  6. ^ Daily Trojan, Jennifer Song to turn pro January 30, 2010, Retrieved June 12, 2010
  7. ^ Yahoo! Sports, Jennifer Song LPGA Tour Results 2010 Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Song results". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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