Yujeong Son takes 54-hole Dixie Women's Amateur lead
15-year-old Yujeong Son <br>(PGA.com Photo)
15-year-old Yujeong Son
(PGA.com Photo)

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (December 21, 2016) -- The lead continues to seesaw back and forth at the Women's Dixie Amateur and with one round remaining it is 15-year-old Yujeong Son leading the way. Son is 4-under after an even-par 72 on the Woodlands Country Club East Course and she will carry a slim lead into the final round.

Son is one of the top junior players in the country and she is a two-time AJGA All-American. In 2016 she reached the semifinals of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and earned three top-10 finishes in AJGA events.

13-year-old Elle Nachmann is 3-under and one behind. Nachmann, the midway leader, gave back a pair of shots on Wednesday with a 2-over 74.

2018 USC commit Jennifer Chang is the only other player in red figures and she is currently third at 1-under-par. Mika Liu who is headed to Stanford next fall is one shot further back in fourth with an even-par tally. Liu is presently the 21st ranked player in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings.

A half dozen more players are tied for fifth at 1-over and are only five behind. Included in the group is Arizona State sophomore Linnea Strom.

Following the third round came a 54-hole cut with 75 players advancing to the final round to be played on the West Course.

ABOUT THE Dixie Women's Amateur

72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play event. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur Champions, and women invited by the Tournament Committee. (You may request an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com).

The first three rounds of the Dixie are played the Woodlands Country Club's East and West courses. Field is cut after 54-holes. New entry options include a meal, and practice round inclusive package at an excellent rate.

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