By Beth Ann Baldry -- Lorena Ochoa often
talked about the 2002 Kraft Nabisco
Championship, when she was paired with
Annika Sorenstam during the third round. A
sophomore at Arizona, Ochoa played that week
courtesy of a coveted Kraft amateur
exemption. It was a memorable experience for
the eventual 2008 Kraft winner.
Last year, Kraft extended seven
exemptions to amateurs across the country.
Six of those players have since turned
professional, leaving Auburn’s Cydney
Clanton as the only possible amateur to return.
If Golfweek was handing out exemptions,
we’d give a nod to the following
Chen - 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior champ;
AJGA First-Team Rolex All-American
Cydney Clanton - Auburn
standout, No. 2 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com
- No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior
Rankings; Junior Orange Bowl champ
Danielle Kang -
2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur champ,
No. 1 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com
McChrystal - LSU standout, No. 1 in the
Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings
Lisa McCloskey - No.
3 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Women’s
Rankings; No. 4 in college rankings; finalist
Women’s Amateur Public Links
Emily Tubert -
2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur