Song Shoots 67 To Share First-Round Lead With Schepperle

Carmel, Ind. – Jennifer Song, 17, of Korea grabbed a share of the first-day lead Tuesday in U.S. Women’s Amateur stroke-play qualifying with a 5-under-par 67 at Crooked Stick Golf Club.

The co-low amateur at the 2007 Women’s Open, Song had three holes remaining from her weather-delayed first round, in which she finished 15 holes and was five under par.

The first round resumed Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and the second round began at 8:45 a.m.

Song bogeyed the 16th, parred the 17th and holed an 8-foot putt for birdie on the 18th to post a round that included eight birdies and three bogeys.

“I was confident, I had no doubts,” said Song, who has U.S. and Korean citizenship. “The players I was with made it fun out there and I enjoyed it.”

Song shares the first-day lead with Candace Schepperle, 19, of Birmingham, Ala., who won Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors at Auburn. Schepperle completed her first round Monday.

“I made a lot of putts and that got me going,” Song said.

Korea’s Mi Jung Hur, who also finished her first round on Tuesday, trailed Song and Schepperle by one stroke at 68.

Six players shot 69, including a pair of USGA champions – 2006 Women’s Amateur Public Links winner Tiffany Joh of San Diego, Calif. and 2007 Girls’ Junior winner Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif.

Defending champion Kimberly Kim, 15, of Hilo, Hawaii shot 1-over-par 73 and Mina Harigae, of Monterey, Calif., the 2007 Women’s Amateur Public Links champion posted an even-par 72.

A total of 25 players broke par in the first round.

Story written by Pete Kowalski of USGA media relations. E-mail him with questions or comments at pkowalski@usga.org.

Carmel, Ind. – Results from the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur being played at the 6,497-yard, par-72 Crooked Stick Golf Club:

                Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, Ala. - 31-36--67

                Jennifer Song, Korea - 33-34--67

                Mi Jung Hur, Korea - 36-32--68

                Catherine O'Donnell, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - 36-33--69

                Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas - 35-34--69

                Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif. - 33-36--69

                Maria Jose Uribe, Colombia - 33-36--69

                Shanshan Feng, Hilton Head Island, S.C. - 36-33--69

                Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif. - 34-35--69

                Kristina Wong, Vestal, N.Y. - 34-36--70

                Marci Turner, Tompkinsville, Ky. - 37-33--70

                Michelle Shin, Cape Coral, Fla. - 34-36--70

                Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas - 35-35--70

                Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. - 34-36--70

                Alison Walshe, Westford, Mass. - 37-34--71

                Ayaka Kaneko, Honolulu, Hawaii - 36-35--71

                Dolores White, Lakeland, Fla. - 36-35--71

                Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. - 34-37--71

                Kristin Ingram, Pasadena, Calif. - 37-34--71

                Lauren Hunt, Little River, S.C. - 35-36--71

                Lisa McCloskey, Montgomery, Texas - 35-36--71

                Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii - 34-37--71

                Rikako Morita, Japan - 38-33--71

                So Yeon Ryu, Korea - 34-37--71

                Tamasin Clelland, New Zealand - 35-36--71

                Alexis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. - 34-38--72

                Emma Jandel, Dayton, Ohio - 37-35--72

                Lindy Duncan, Daytona Beach, Fla. - 38-34--72

                Mallory Blackwelder, Versailles, Ky. - 35-37--72

                Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. - 37-35--72

                Nicole Smith, Riverside, Calif. - 36-36--72

                Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz. - 38-34--72

                Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla. - 39-33--72

                Carly Truitt, Marysville, Ohio - 38-35--73

                Danielle Kang, Oak Park, Calif. - 35-38--73

                Evan Jensen, Belleair, Fla. - 36-37--73

                Garrett Phillips, Athens, Ga. - 36-37--73

                Ha Na Jang, Korea - 39-34--73

                Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif. - 35-38--73

                Katie Miller, Jeannette, Pa. - 36-37--73

                Kimberly Kim, Hilo, Hawaii - 38-35--73

                Natalie Sheary, West Hartford, Conn. - 37-36--73

                Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif. - 36-37--73

                Alison Whitaker, Australia - 36-38--74

                Becca Huffer, Denver, Colo. - 37-37--74

                Calle Nielson, Nashville, Tenn. - 41-33--74

                Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg, Va. - 39-35--74

                Jacqui Concolino, Orlando, Fla. - 37-37--74

                Jennie Lee, Henderson, Nev. - 35-39--74

                Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif. - 37-37--74

                Katie Kempter, Albuquerque, N.M. - 37-37--74

                Kira Meixner, Canada - 37-37--74

                Kristie Smith, Australia - 41-33--74

                Lee Lopez, Whittier, Calif. - 36-38--74

                Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif. - 38-36--74

                Stephanie Connelly, Pasadena, Md. - 36-38--74

                Veronique Drouin, Canada - 36-38--74

                Victoria Park, Irvine, Calif. - 38-36--74

                Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz. - 40-35--75

                Amanda Costner, Edmond, Okla. - 36-39--75

                Bethany Leclair, Scottsdale, Ariz. - 35-40--75

                Brianna Do, Lakewood, Calif. - 39-36--75

                Carly Werwie, Kenosha, Wis. - 36-39--75

                Dori Carter, Valdosta, Ga. - 38-37--75

                Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. - 38-37--75

                Jessi Gebhardt, Bellingham, Wash. - 37-38--75

                Lauren Showers, Kokomo, Ind. - 38-37--75

                Margaret Shirley, Roswell, Ga. - 37-38--75

                Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck, N.Y. - 37-38--75

                Pearl Jin, San Gabriel, Calif. - 36-39--75

                Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Tempe , Ariz. - 37-38--75

                Abby Bools, Hickory, N.C. - 41-35--76

                Andrea Messer, Largo, Fla. - 37-39--76

                Ashley Tait, Littleton, Colo. - 39-37--76

                Azahara Munoz, Spain - 38-38--76

                Dawn Woodard, Franklin, Tenn. - 40-36--76

                Diane Kwon, Fremont, Calif. - 38-38--76

                Katharina Schallenberg, Germany - 40-36--76

                Kimberly Kaufman, Clark, S.D. - 39-37--76

                Kristina Rothengatter, Germany - 39-37--76

                Laura Kueny, Whitehall, Mich. - 38-38--76

                Rebecca Kim, Tigard, Ore. - 38-38--76

                Shannon Fish, Spring, Texas - 38-38--76

                Tanya Wadhwa, McKinney, Texas - 38-38--76

                Taylor Barrett, York, S.C. - 39-37--76

                Ashley Childers, Provo, Utah - 40-37--77

                Ashley Edwards, Oakley, Calif. - 37-40--77

                Blair Lamb, Flat Rock, N.C. - 37-40--77

                Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas - 41-36--77

                Kathleen Ekey, Wadsworth, Ohio - 41-36--77

                Kathryn Tewell, Greenwood, Ind. - 38-39--77

                Katie Sylvan, San Diego, Calif. - 36-41--77

                Lila Barton, Dallas, Texas - 38-39--77

                Lynne Cowan, Davis, Calif. - 37-40--77

                Sarah Bejgrowicz, Lancaster, Pa. - 37-40--77

                Sarah Thead, Poway, Calif. - 36-41--77

                Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif. - 39-38--77

                Virginia Grimes, Meridian, Miss. - 38-39--77

                Ana Imelda Tanpinco, Philippines - 41-37--78

                Christina Jones, Jensen Beach, Fla. - 39-39--78

                Cindy Lacrosse, Tampa, Fla. - 40-38--78

                Cristina Corpus, San Leandro, Calif. - 40-38--78

                Ellen Mueller, Evansville, Ind. - 40-38--78

                Jennifer Hirano, Pinole, Calif. - 36-42--78

                Kaitlin Drolson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. - 36-42--78

                Kim Shin, Mountlake Terrace, Wash. - 38-40--78

                Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla. - 42-36--78

                Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky. - 40-38--78

                Mary Bird, Kansas City, Mo. - 40-38--78

                Melanie Boyles, Tempe, Ariz. - 37-41--78

                Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz. - 41-37--78

                Sarah Dodson, Dallas, Texas - 40-38--78

                Stephany Fleet, Dewitt, Mich. - 43-35--78

                Christine Ryckman, Canada - 39-40--79

                Esther Moon, Nashville, Tenn. - 44-35--79

                Hillery Wilson, Hudson, Ohio - 40-39--79

                Inah Park, Canada - 38-41--79

                Lindsey Haupt, St. Louis, Mo. - 39-40--79

                Meghan Bolger, Oxford, Miss. - 38-41--79

                Michelle Regan, Prairie Village, Kan. - 40-39--79

                Nannette Hill, Pelham Manor, N.Y. - 40-39--79

                Sara-Maude Juneau, Canada - 38-41--79

                Stefanie Page, The Woodlands, Texas - 37-42--79

                Tamara Surtees, Waikoloa, Hawaii - 41-38--79

                Victoria Fallgren, Lakewood, Calif. - 38-41--79

                Allisyn Terry, Leesburg, Va. - 41-39--80

                Anna Schultz, Rockwall, Texas - 42-38--80

                Beth Felts, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 41-39--80

                Catherine Fortin, Canada - 40-40--80

                Chelsea Schriewer, St. Charles, Mo. - 41-39--80

                Erin Packer, Tyrone, Ga. - 40-40--80

                Jane Chin, Huntington Beach, Calif. - 37-43--80

                Lynette Duran, Lakewood, Colo. - 39-41--80

                Marisa Milligan, Normal, Ill. - 36-44--80

                Meghan Gockel, Dallas, Texas - 40-40--80

                Nicole Schachner, Libertyville, Ill. - 41-39--80

                Patty Chawalitmetha, Bellflower, Calif. - 39-41--80

                Stefanie Kenoyer, Lighthouse Point, Fla. - 38-42--80

                Anna Jang, Aiea, Hawaii - 40-41--81

                Benedikte Grotvedt, Orlando, Fla. - 40-41--81

                Chris Brady, Stanley, N.C. - 38-43--81

                Karly Pinder, Canada - 38-43--81

                Kylene Pulley, Kokomo, Ind. - 41-40--81

                Michelle Piyapattra, Corona, Calif. - 40-41--81

                Sara Hemingway, Kingwood, Texas - 40-41--81

                Susan Choi, Natick, Mass. - 41-40--81

                Julie Tomlinson, Hilsboro, Ore. - 42-40--82

                Alina Lee, Athens, Ga. - 42-41--83

                Allyson Ferguson, Houston, Texas - 40-43--83

                Emily Rapp, Simpsonville, S.C. - 41-42--83

                Isabel Han, Harrington Park, N.J. - 43-40--83

                Tamara Campbell, Lawton, Okla. - 41-42--83

                Diane Lang, Weston, Fla. - 43-41--84

                Chaneng Joe, Poway, Calif. - 45-40--85

                Juli Wightman-Erekson, Chicopee, Mass. - DQ-DQ--DQ

                Kay Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. - WD-WD--WD

 

 

 

 
Championship Facts

U.S. Women's Amateur

HISTORY:The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the United States Golf Association’s original three championships. It was first conducted in 1895, shortly after the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Women’s Amateur has since been conducted every year except 1917-18, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

PAR & YARDAGE: Yardage for the Crooked Stick Golf Club will be set at 6,595 yards, par 72.

ARCHITECT: Opened in 1964, the course was designed by Pete Dye. Crooked Stick is hosting its fifth USGA championship. It also hosted the 1991 PGA Championship, won by John Daly, and the 2005 Solheim Cup Matches.

COURSE SETUP
Fairways – Cut to ½ inch
Tees and collars of greens – Cut to 3/8 inch
Putting greens – Prepared to be firm and fast to measure approximately 10 ½ to 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter
Intermediate rough – Cut to 1 ½ inches, approximately 6 feet wide along fairways
Primary rough – Cut to 2 ½ to 3 inches
Player courtesy walks – Cut to 1 ½ inches, approximately 6 feet wide
The Championship setup will result in a new USGA Course Rating ™ of 78.8 and a Slope Rating ® of 143.

FORMAT: The Women’s Amateur is conducted with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying. The low 64 scorers then advance to match play, with the champion determined by a 36-hole match-play final

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, Aug. 6 – First round, stroke play (18 holes)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Second round, stroke play (18 holes). After conclusion of the 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 – First round, match play (18 holes)
  • Thursday, Aug. 9 – Second round, match play (18 holes). Third round, match play (18 holes)
  • Friday, Aug. 10 – Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes)
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 – Semifinals, match play (18 holes)
  • Sunday, Aug. 12 – Final, match play (36 holes)

 

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