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June 28, 2010
Ten AJGA Juniors Qualify for U.S. Women’s Open
Jessica Korda and Alison Lee will return to the U.S. Women's Open after finishing tied for 26th at the 2009 event.
AJGA juniors qualified to compete among the top female golfers in the world at
the 65th U.S. Women's Open. Several juniors are making a repeat appearance at the event, which features a 156-player field.
Since 2006, AJGA juniors have
qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open a total of 55 times. See how this year’s
competitors measure up during the championship, July 8-11, at Oakmont
Golf Club in Oakmont, Pa.
Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., will head to the U.S.
Women’s Open on the heels of back-to-back Invitational victories. After missing
the cut in 2009, the 14-year-old returns to the event as the youngest
competitor for the second consecutive year.
Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., qualified for the event
for the third consecutive year and will look to improve on her tie for 26th
finish in 2009.
Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., who recently won the
ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, will also try to top her tie for 26th
from last year.
Victoria Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., ranked No. 1 in the Polo
Golf Rankings, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open for the third consecutive year.
The two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year will look to make the cut for the
first time in her three starts at the event.
Other AJGA players qualifying for their first U.S. Women’s
Open are Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok,
Thailand, Tiffany Lim of San Jose, Calif., Sun Gyoung Park of Vail, Ariz., Gabriella
Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Nicole Zhang of La Quinta, Calif.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.