|Jennifer Song's victory on Sunday at the U.S. Women's Amateur at Old Warson C.C. gave her two USGA titles in 2009. She joined Pearl Sinn (1988) as the only females to have won multiple USGA championships in the same season. Like Sinn, Song won the Women's Amateur and the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. (Steven Gibbons/USGA)
Song Wins U.S. Women's Amateur Title; Second Female To Claim 2 USGA Titles In One Year
St. Louis–Jennifer Song, 19, of Ann Arbor, Mich., earned a 3-and-1 victory over Jennifer Johnson, 18, of La Quinta, Calif., to win the 109th U.S. Women’s Amateur Sunday at the par-71, 6,468-yard Old Warson Country Club and add her name to the history books.
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U.S. Women's Amateur Title
St. Louis – On the outside, Jennifer Song is normally stoic and poker-faced. Her emotions are never worn on her sleeve and spectators can’t tell if she’s up or down in a match. But as opponent Jennifer Johnson built a 4-up lead through 10 holes of Sunday’s 36-hole championship match of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Warson Country Club, Song’s stomach was doing cartwheels.
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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: Old Warson Country Club will play at 6,422/6,468 yards and par of 35-36—71.
ARCHITECT: Old Warson Country Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1954.
COURSE SET-UP –The USGA Course Rating® for the Women’s Amateur Championship at Old Warson Country Club is 78.1 and USGA Slope Rating® is 140.
Tees and fairways, height of grass – 7/16 inch
Collars, height of grass – 0.2 inch
Putting greens, speed – 11.5-12 feet on USGA Stimpmeter
Intermediate Rough – 1.25 inches (3 feet width)
Primary Rough – 3 inches
FORMAT: The U.S. 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.
WHO CAN PLAY: The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.
ENTRIES: A total of 955 contestants entered the 2009 championship. The record of 969 was set in 2006.