13-year-old Elle Nachmann, Yujeong Son share Dixie Women's lead
15-year-old Yujeong Son <br>(PGA.com Photo)
15-year-old Yujeong Son
(PGA.com Photo)

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (December 19, 2016) -- There was a youth movement on day one of the Dixie Women's Amateur as 13-year-old Elle Nachmann and 15-year-old Yujeong Son opened with 3-under 69's to share the first round lead. The duo are part of just a group of six players that are under-par with three days still to play at Woodlands Country Club.

In April Nachmann, then 12-years-old, turned some heads when she won the AJGA Amino Vital/Joey D Golf Junior Championship and became the youngest winner of a major AJGA event. Nachmann has also won a half dozen Junior Honda Classic's and a trifecta of Doral Publix Junior titles.

Co-leader Yujeong 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.

Wenyan Ma is in third place after a 2-under 70 while Emma Albrecht (Notre Dame), Aline Krauter and Mika Liu (Stanford commit) are tied for fourth at 1-under.

Monday play was contested on the West Course with play now set to switch to the East Course at the Woodlands Country Club for Tuesday. A cut will be made after the third round.

Results: Dixie Women's Amateur
1OKYujeong SonNorman, OK100069-71-72-69=281
T2SwedenLinnea StromSweden70075-66-76-69=286
T2NCJennifer ChangCary, NC70072-71-71-72=286
T4NCGina KimChapel Hill, NC50075-70-75-67=287
T4CAMika LiuBeverly Hills, CA50071-73-72-71=287

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ABOUT THE Dixie Women's Amateur

72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play event played at Palm Aire Country Club. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur Champions, and women from around the world invited by the Tournament Committee. (You may request an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com). Tournament takes on extra importance as one of the last major international amateur events to be played before the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA) determines their ranking-based exemption list. The field limit will be 108 players. Field is cut after 54 holes to the low 70 players and ties.

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