Yujeong Son takes 54-hole Dixie Women's Amateur lead
15-year-old Yujeong Son
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
**The field is full and additional applicants will
be put on the wait list; go to the invitation request form to
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 66 players and ties.
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