13-year-old Elle Nachmann, Yujeong Son share Dixie Women's lead
15-year-old Yujeong Son
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.
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
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
events to be played
before the Augusta National Women's Amateur
(ANWA) determines their
ranking-based exemption list. The field limit will
is cut after 54 holes to
the low 70 players and ties.
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