Yujeong finishes in top 45 to earn LPGA card

Congratulations to Yujeong Son, who was one of 45 players to earn an LPGA card through the grueling eight-round Q Series.

Son, 18, lived in Norman during her formative years, winning four WOGA state championships and numerous Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour events as well as one Class 6A state championship before finishing her academic career being home schooled.

Also earning her card was former Oklahoma State golfer Linnea Johansson, who tied for 26th at 2-over.

Here is a link to the final scores. http://scoring.lpga.com/public/QSLeaderboard.aspx

Yujeong Son

LPGA Q-Series Class of 2019 Player Notes

Muni He (1, -21)

  • He, 20, is from Chengdu, People’s Republic of China
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T27 at the 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational with playing partner P.K. Kongkraphan
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, she made eight cuts in 19 events; beyond her team tie for 27th at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, her highest individual finish was T35 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
  • He finished T27 at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series in 2018 to first earn LPGA Tour Membership
  • As a rookie on the Symetra Tour in 2018, she made 16 of 21 cuts, including a victory at the Prasco Charity Championship
  • He spent one year at the University of Southern California

Hee Young Park (2, -18)

  • Park, 31, is from Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • She was a 2008 LPGA Tour rookie; she has two wins on the LPGA Tour coming at the 2011 CME Group Titleholders and the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Park made 12 cuts in 16 starts with two top-20 finishes
  • Finished third at the 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour Membership
  • In 2005, she won three events on the KLPGA Tour
  • Three-time member of the Korean National Team (2002-04)

Yealimi Noh (3, -15)

  • Noh, 18, is a native of San Francisco, California
  • Her career-best finish on the LPGA Tour is second at the 2019 Cambia Portland Classic, where she Monday Qualified as a non-Member; she has played seven total LPGA Tour events
  • Noh also made three career starts on the KLPGA; her most recent finish was 12th at the Hana Bank Financial Group Championship
  • She turned professional in January 2019 after winning the 2018 Girl’s Junior PGA Championship, 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and 2018 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship in consecutive weeks

Haeji Kang (4, -10)

  • Kang, 28, is a native of Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • She was a 2009 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish was third place four times, most recently recorded at the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Kang made 13 cuts in 21 starts; her season-best finish was T27 at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
  • She crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the 2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout
  • Kang finished T29 at the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status
  • She has one win on the Symetra Tour from the 2008 Greater Richmond Duramed FUTURE Classic
  • Kang was a two-time winner of the Queensland Junior Championship

Lindsey Weaver (5, -9)

  • Weaver, 26, is a native of Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • She was a 2018 rookie; her career-best finish is T31 at the 2018 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Weaver made six cuts in 19 starts, with a season-best finish of 37th at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational with playing partner Sarah Burnham
  • She finished seventh in the Symetra Tour’s 2017 Volvik Race for the Card to first earn LPGA status
  • As a Symetra Tour rookie in 2017, she earned 11 top-10 finishes including her first professional win at the Guardian Championship
  • Weaver spent freshman year at University of Notre Dame, sharing medalist honors in the 2013 Big East Conference Championship; she transferred to University of Arizona for the final three years of her collegiate career and led the Wildcats to the 2015 Pac-12 Conference Championship title

Emma Talley (-7, T6)

  • Talley, 25, is a native of Princeton, Kentucky
  • She was a 2018 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA is a tie for third at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Talley made 11 cuts in 23 starts with three top-20 finishes
  • Finished ninth on the 2017 Symetra Tour Money List to earn LPGA Membership for the 2018 season
  • Two-time All-SEC Second-Team player at the University of Alabama
  • Talley is one of five women to win both the NCAA Individual Championship (2015) and U.S. Women’s Amateur (2013)
  • She earned the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Yueer Cindy Feng

Albane Valenzuela (-7, T6)

  • Valenzuela, 21, is a native of Geneva, Switzerland
  • She represented Switzerland at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing 21st
  • She plays collegiate golf at Stanford University and has one win; in 2019, she was the Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year, WGCA and Golfweek First Team All-American, First Team All-Pac-12 and an ANNIKA Award finalist
  • Her highest World Amateur Golf Ranking was No. 2
  • She was the runner-up at the 2017 and 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and earned low amateur honors at the 2019 Evian Championship

Lauren Kim (-6, 8)

  • Kim, 25, is a native of Los Altos, California
  • She was a 2017 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA Tour was T12 at the 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational with playing partner Sarah Schmelzel
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, she made eight cuts in 16 events; beyond her team tie for 12th at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, her highest individual finish was T13 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
  • She finished T29 at the 2016 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2017
  • She has one win on the Symetra Tour at the 2018 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic
  • She led Stanford University to the program’s first NCAA Division I Women’s Golf National Championship title in 2015; she was awarded Pac-12 All Conference First Team honors (2015, 2016), Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year (2016) and was a three-time WGCA Division I First Team All-American (2014, 2015,2016)

Yui Kawamoto (-5, T9)

  • Kawamoto, 21, is a native of Matsuyama, Japan
  • She is No. 62 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings; her best career rank is No. 50
  • Kawamoto is a member of the Japan LPGA (JLPGA); she has five career wins and 12 career top-10 finishes
  • She turned professional in 2018; her best career World Amateur Golf Ranking was No. 105

Jennifer Chang (-5, T9)

  • Chang, 20, is a native of Cary, North Carolina
  • She played collegiate golf at the University of Southern California; she declared she was leaving school to turn professional at the conclusion of the 2019 LPGA Q-Series
  • Chang had two wins at USC and 12 top-10 finishes at Southern California; in 2019, she was an All-American and All-Pac-12 First-Team pick, as well as a finalist for the ANNIKA Award and WGCA Player of the Year
  • Her highest World Amateur Golf Ranking was No. 10
  • She was a member of the 2017 Junior Solheim Cup and 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup teams
  • Chang recorded the lowest round (61) by any player, boy or girl, in North Carolina prep history

Dana Finkelstein (-2, T11)

  • Finkelstein, 26, is a native of Chandler, Arizona
  • She was a 2017 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T11 at the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer and the Marathon Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Finkelstein made 12 cuts in 20 starts, with three top-15 finishes
  • She finished seventh on the 2016 Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race to the Card to earn LPGA status for 2017
  • Finkelstein has one career Symetra Tour win at the 2017 Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes and recorded 13 top-10 results between 2016 and 2018.
  • She played collegiate golf at UNLV, where she was a three-time Mountain West Golfer of the Year winner and 2015 ANNIKA Award Finalist
  • Finkelstein won three times on the Cactus Tour in 2015

Elizabeth Szokol (-2, T11)

  • Szokol, 25, is a native of Chicago, Illinois
  • Spent first two years of her collegiate career at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Virginia
  • In 2018 on the Symetra Tour, she earned her first win at the 2018 IOA Invitational and earned six other top-10 finishes, including four over her last five starts
  • Finished fourth on the Symetra Tour’s 2018 Volvik Race for the Card to earn LPGA Tour Membership for the 2019 season
  • As an LPGA Tour rookie in 2019, she competed in 20 events, with a season-best finish of T6 at Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

Katherine Perry (-2, T11)

  • Perry, 27, is a native of Cary, North Carolina
  • She was a 2017 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on Tour was sixth at the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Perry made eight cuts in 13 starts, with two top-10 finishes at the Pure Silk Championship and Volunteers of America Classic
  • She finished tied for 14th at the 2016 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour Membership
  • Perry played on the Symetra Tour from 2014-2019, recording three top-10 finishes and an additional six top-20 results
  • She played collegiate golf at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; she earned 2012 All-ACC Team and NGCA All American Honorable Mention honors, and 2013 WGCA and Golfweek All-American Honorable Mention honors

Wichanee Meechai (-2, T11)

  • Meechai, 26, is a native of Bangkok, Thailand
  • She was a 2016 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA is T7 at the 2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Meechai made nine cuts in 21 starts and recorded three top-20 finishes
  • She finished T22 at the 2015 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2016
  • She played on the Symetra Tour in 2016, making the cut in 18 of 19 starts and recording nine top-10 finishes that included three runner-up performances
  • Meechai has one win on the CLPGA, one on the Taiwan LPGA and two on the Thai LPGA

Haley Moore (-2, T11)

  • Moore, 20, is native of Escondido, California
  • She made two LPGA Tour starts as an amateur in 2015, finished T67 at the ANA Inspiration and missing the cut at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
  • Moore has three professional wins in 2019 on the Cactus Tour from the California State Women’s Open, Morongo GC at Tuckwet Canyon and Stallion Mountain
  • She played collegiate golf at the University of Arizona; she sunk the winning putt for the Wildcats at the 2018 NCAA Women’s National Championship
  • Moore tied for seventh at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur
  • She was a member of the 2015 PING U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team

Alana Uriell (-1, T16)

  • Uriell, 23, is a native of Carlsbad, California
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T9 at the 2019 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Uriell made six cuts in 16 starts, including one top-10 finish
  • In her professional debut, won the inaugural SKYiGOLF Championship to open the 2019 Symetra Tour season in a three-way sudden-death playoff
  • She finished T20 at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to first earn LPGA status for 2019
  • Uriell played collegiate golf at the University of Arkansas; she earned one collegiate victory and notched 14 additional top-10 finishes
  • As an amateur, she was a member of Team USA at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup

Elizabeth Nagel (-1, T16)

  • Nagel, 27, is from DeWitt, Michigan
  • She was a 2015 LPGA Tour rookie; she eight starts on the LPGA Tour 2015 and 2016, including finishing 63rd at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, Nagel made 13 cuts in 19 starts with two top-15 finishes
  • She graduated from Michigan State University, where she helped lead the Spartans to three Big Ten titles
  • Nagel won the 2018 Michigan PGA Women’s Championship by three strokes after overcoming a five-shot deficit
  • Nagel was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November 2012 and is currently in remission; she used the phrase “Spartan Strong” to inspire herself and her teammates

Suzuka Yamaguchi (-1, T16)

  • Yamaguchi, 19, is a native of Kanagawa, Japan
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T22 at the ISPS Handa Vic Open
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Yamaguchi made five cuts in 19 starts; she also played in one Symetra Tour event
  • She finished T36 at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series in 2018 to first earn LPGA Tour Membership
  • As an amateur, Yamaguchi was the first Japanese player to win the Australian Amateur Championship (2018)
  • In 2015, she was the youngest competitor at the U.S. Women’s Open at age 15; she missed the cut

Jiwon Jeon (-1, T16)

  • Jeon, 22, is from Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • She competed in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, finishing T62
  • Jeon is a senior at the University of Alabama after transferring from Daytona State College, where she won individual medalist honors at the 2018 NJCAA Women’s Golf Championship
  • She was the runner-up at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, where she lost to 2019 LPGA Tour rookie Kristen Gillman
  • She competed in the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup, becoming the first junior college golfer in its 21-year history
  • Competed at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, finishing 40th

Mina Harigae (E, T20)

  • Harigae, 30, is a native of Mesa, Arizona
  • She was a 2010 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T5 at the 2013 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Harigae made 11 cuts in 21 starts and recorded one top-10 finish and one top-20 finish
  • She finished first on the Symetra Tour Official Money List in 2009 to first earn status for 2010
  • Harigae was a three-time winner on the Symetra Tour in 2009 with 11 career top-10 finishes
  • She played collegiate golf at Duke University, leaving after a year to turn professional
  • As an amateur, Harigae won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and four-time California Women’s Amateur Championship winner (2001-2004); she was also a member of the 2004 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, 2007 Junior Solheim Cup team and 2008 U.S. Curtis Cup team

Sarah Burnham (E, T20)

  • Burnham, 23, is a native of Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her best career finish on the LPGA is T9 at the 2019 Cambia Portland Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Burnham made seven cuts in 15 starts; recording one top-10 result and three additional top-40 finishes
  • She finished T27 at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to first earn LPGA status for 2019
  • Burnham played four Symetra Tour events in 2019, making the cut each time with a season-best T9 finish at the Valley Forge Invitational
  • She played collegiate golf at Michigan State University; she was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year winner, becoming the first Michigan State player in the history of the program to win the award twice, a three-time First Team All-Big Ten honoree and 2018 Mary Fossum Award winner for having the lowest stroke average to par in the Big Ten

Maia Schechter (E, T20)

  • Schechter, 26, is a native of Takoma Park, Maryland, but resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, she made 11 cuts in 22 starts with four top-15s
  • She captured her first professional title on the Symetra Tour at the 2018 Four Winds Invitational
  • Schechter won 2014 Maryland Women’s Amateur champion
  • She is the cohost of “Birdiecast” podcast featuring fellow Symetra Tour professional and University of North Carolina graduate Leslie Cloots

Kelly Tan (E, T20)

  • Tan, 26, is a native of Batu Pahat, Malaysia
  • She represented Malaysia at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing 51st
  • Tan was a 2014 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA is T4 at the 2014 Marathon Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, she made four cuts in six starts; her season-best finish was T35 at the Marathon Classic
  • As an amateur, Tan finished T13 at the 2014 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour status; she turned professional immediately following the final round
  • She has one career-Symetra Tour win at the 2019 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic and three additional top-20 finishes
  • As an amateur, Tan won the Malaysian Ladies Open three times

Christina Kim (+1, T24)

  • Kim, 35, is a native of San Jose, California
  • She was a 2003 LPGA Tour rookie; she three victories on Tour, with her most recent at the 2014 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Kim made seven cuts in 20 starts, with two top-20 and two top-30 finishes
  • She was a three-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team (2005, 2009, 2011)
  • Kim was second on the 2002 Symetra Tour Money List in to first earn status for 2003
  • In 2002, she won the Hewlett-Packard Garden State Futures Golf Classic on the Symetra Tour and recorded 12 top-10 finishes in 18 events

Min Seo Kwak (+1, T24)

  • Kwak, 29, is a native of Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • She was a 2012 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is fourth at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC
  • She finished T20 at the 2011 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2012
  • Symetra Tour graduate in 2014 courtesy of two wins at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship and Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial, part of six top-10 results
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, she made 19 cuts with a season-best solo third in the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as one of 13 total top-25s

Matilda Castren (+2, T26)

  • Castren, 24, is a native of Helsinski, Finland
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, Castren made seven cuts in 13 starts
  • Castren played collegiate golf at Florida State University; she was named to the NCAA Championships All-Shoal Creek Regional team in 2016, leads the Seminoles’ all-time leader with seven career individual victories and was named All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team in 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • She was a member of the Finnish National Team since 2009 and helped lead Finland to a second-place finish at the 2014 European Ladies Amateur Team Championship

Louise Ridderstrom (+2, T26)

  • Ridderstrom, 25, is a native of Stockholm, Sweden
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her best career finish is T18 at the 2019 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Ridderstrom made eight cuts in 16 starts, with one top-20 and one top-30 finish
  • She finished T36 at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to first earn LPGA status for 2019
  • In 2018, Ridderstrom made 15 cuts in 20 starts on the Symetra Tour, winning her first event at the Valley Forge Invitational and recording three additional top-10 results
  • She played collegiate golf at UCLA; she was a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention, WGCA All-American

Linnea Johansson (+2, T26)

  • Johansson, 26, is from Bastad, Sweden
  • She made 18 cuts in 20 starts this season, her third on the Symetra Tour, with a season-best of solo fourth at the Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez
  • Johansson competed at Nova Southeastern University as a freshman and earned NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) First Team All-American honors
  • She transferred to Oklahoma State University and was a three-time All-Big 12 performer for the Cowgirls in 2015, 2016 and 2017; she posted the second lowest stroke average (72.74) in program history as a junior in 2016 and led all Division I competitors with 132 total birdies

Karine Icher (+2, T26)

  • Icher, 40, is from Chateauroux, France
  • She represented France in the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing T44
  • She was a 2003 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is second place four different times, most recently recorded at the 2016 Citi Banamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Icher made seven cuts in 19 starts, with one top-15 finish
  • She is a four-time member of Team Europe at the Solheim Cup (2002, 2013, 2015, 2017) 
  • Icher qualified for the LPGA Tour at the 2002 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2003
  • She is five-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, most recently at the 2005 Catalonia Ladies Masters
  • Icher has two daughters, Lola and Maya, who utilize the LPGA Tour’s Smucker’s LPGA Child Development Center; her husband, Fred Bonnargent, often caddies for her

Marissa Steen (+3, T30)

  • Steen, 29, is a native of West Chester, Ohio
  • She was a 2015 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T8 at the 2019 ISPS Handa Australian Open
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Steen made 10 cuts in 20 starts with one top-10 finish
  • She made two starts on the LPGA in 2018 before an ankle injury sidelined her for the season
  • She was a three-time champion on the Symetra Tour; she was the 2014 Symetra Player of the Year and finished first on the Volvik Race for the Card money list to first earn LPGA status for 2015
  • Six-time medalist for the University of Memphis and 2011 C-USA Championship Runner-up; 2011 C-USA All-Tournament Team honoree and 2010 All-Conference USA (Second Team)

Kim Kaufman (+3, T30)

  • Kaufman, 28, is a native of Clark, South Dakota
  • She was a 2014 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA was second at the 2015 Blue Bay LPGA
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Kaufman made eight cuts in 21 starts with two top-10 finishes
  • She finished T23 at the 2013 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2014 Membership
  • Kaufman won twice on the Symetra Tour at the 2014 Volvik Championship and 2013 Island Resort Championship
  • She played collegiate golf at Texas Tech University; she earned medalist honors at the 2012 Landfall Tradition and was a two-time All-American (2012, 2013)

Brianna Do (+3, T30)

  • Do, 29, is from Lakewood, California
  • She was a 2013 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA Tour is 15th at the 2018 Indy Women in Tech Championship
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Do made five cuts in 20 starts; her highest finish was T33 at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
  • She qualified for the Tour on her first attempt, finishing T32 at the 2013 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament 
  • She played collegiate golf at UCLA, earning Second Team All-Pac 10 honors in 2010 and Honorable Mention in 2012
  • Do won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and was a member of the 2007 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team

Andrea Lee (+3, T30)

  • Lee, 21, is a native of Hermosa Beach, California
  • Her best career finish on the LPGA Tour was T51 at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
  • She is currently No. 3 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR); her career-best ranking is No. 1
  • Lee was named the winner of the Mark H. MCormack Medal in August 2019, which recognizes the top player in the WAGR
  • She plays collegiate golf for Stanford University; she is one of the most decorated golfers in school history, tying the school record with eight individual titles
  • Lee represented the United States in the 2016 World Amateur Championship and 2016 and 2018 Curtis Cup

Esther Henseleit (+3, T30)

  • Henseleit, 20, is from Hamburg, Germany
  • She is a 2019 rookie on the Ladies European Tour
  • Henseleit is No. 2 in the LET Order of Merit standings; she has 10 top-10 finishes in 17 LET events, including four runner-up performances
  • She competed in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, where she was second after 18 holes and ultimately tied for 30th in her first professional competition on U.S. soil
  • As an amateur, Henseleit won the 2018 European Ladies’ Club Trophy and German National amateur; her highest place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking was No. 10

Yujeong Son (+3, T30)

  • Son, 18, is a native of Busan, Republic of Korea
  • She competed on the LPGA Tour as an amateur at the 2017 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship and 2018 U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, Son made 12 cuts in 23 starts as a Symetra Tour rookie, which included a runner-up finish at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge
  • She claimed medalist honors at the First Stage of the 2018 LPGA Qualifying Tournament with a score of 10-under par overall
  • Son won the Oklahoma Class 6A individual state title as a freshman in 2016, her lone season of prep golf at Norman High School; she fulfilled high school education requirements through the Connections Academy online program and graduated in December 2018

Lee Lopez (+3, T30)

  • Lopez, 29, is a native of Whittier, California
  • She is a 2016 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T6 at the 2016 Cambia Portland Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Lopez made five cuts in 14 starts
  • She finished sixth on the Symetra Tour Money List to first earn LPGA status for 2016
  • Lopez posted nine top-10 finishes in her second season on the Symetra Tour in 2015; she made every cut in five events in 2019, and recorded a top-10 finish and two additional top-20 finishes

Nuria Iturrioz (+3, T30)

  • Iturrioz, 23, is a native of Mallorca, Spain
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, she competed in three events, with her best finish T53 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
  • Iturrioz has been a member of the Ladies European Tour since 2016; she has three career wins at the 2016 and 2019 Lalla Meryem Cup and 2019 Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic
  • She captured first Symetra Tour title at the 2019 Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, as well as the richest purse in Tour history of $45,000

Min Lee (+4, T38)

  • Lee, 24, is a native of Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei
  • She is 2015 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T12 at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Lee was 2014 Symetra Tour graduate and the Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year to first earn LPGA status for 2015
  • on the Symetra Tour and 12 career top-10 finishes
  • She played 12 Symetra Tour events in 2019 and made eight cuts and captured her second Symetra Tour win at the Valley Forge Invitational
  • Captured victories at the 2018 CLPGA Women’s China Open and the 2018 TLPGA Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open
  • Two-time winner on the China Amateur Golf Tour in 2012

Klara Spilkova (+4, T38)

  • Spilkova, 24, is a native of Prague, Czech Republic
  • She represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing T48
  • Spilkova was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T32 at the 2019 LOTTE Championship
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, she made five cuts in 14 starts
  • She finished fourth at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to first earn LPGA status for 2019
  • She has one win on the Ladies European Tour at the 2017 Lalla Meryem Cup

Bianca Pagdanganan (+4, T38)

  • Pagdanganan, 22, is a native of Quezon City, Philippines
  • She is currently No. 49 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; her best career ranking is No. 40
  • Pagdanganan earned medalist honors at LPGA Qualifying Tournament Stage I
  • She played collegiate golf for Arizona University after transferring from Gonzaga University in 2017; she helped the Wildcats clinch the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships
  • Pagdanganan won bronze in the women’s individual golf event and gold in the team event at the 2018 Asian Games; she also has five amateur wins, with her most recent at the 2019 Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational

Youngin Chun (+5, T41)

  • Chun, 19, is a native of Republic of Korea
  • She was a 2019 LPGA Tour rookie
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, she made eight cuts in 18 starts
  • She was a three-time Wyndham Cup Team member (2015, 2016, 2017); four-time Rolex Junior All-American Team (2014-2017); Member of the 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup team and winner of the US Kids Golf World Championship (2010, 2012)
  • Chun finished in a tie for 13th at the 2018 LPGA Q-Series to first earn LPGA Tour Membership
  • She has earned five victories on the AJGA and she is the 2017 Polo Golf Junior Clinic champion

Kyung Kim (+5, T41)

  • Kim, 25, is a native of Chandler, Arizona
  • She missed just one cut in 21 starts on her third season on the Symetra Tour in 2019; she recorded 15 top-25s and a career-best solo third at 2019 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic
  • Shared medalist honors at Second Stage of the 2018 LPGA Qualifying Tournament to advance to the inaugural LPGA Q-Series at Pinehurst Resort
  • Kim played collegiate golf at USC; she was a three-time All-Pac 12 First Team pick and was a three-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American, including a First Team selection as a freshman and sophomore in 2013 and 2014
  • She won the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship 
  • Kim competed as part of the West Team at the 2011 Wyndham Cup and was a member of Team USA for the 2011 Junior Solheim Cup in Ireland

Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (+5, T41)

  • Thanapolboonyaras, 21, is a native of Roi-et, Thailand
  • She was a 2016 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T10 at the 2018 Blue Bay LPGA
  • In 2019 on the LPGA, Thanapolboonyaras made nine cuts in 23 starts with one top-15 finish at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
  • She tied for 15th in the Final Stage of the 2015 Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2016 
  • Thanapolboonyaras played in five Thai LPGA events in 2015 and ranked 13th on the Order of Merit; she also played on the China LPGA and Thai LPGA in 2015

Lauren Coughlin (+5, T41)

  • Coughlin, 27, is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia
  • She was a 2018 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish is T50 at the 2018 Kingsmill Championship presented by GEICO
  • Coughlin finished T7 at the 2017 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA status for 2018
  • In 2019 on the Symetra Tour, she made 18 cuts in 20 starts, with four top-10s and a season-best T2 at the inaugural SKYiGOLF Championship; In 2018, she won as a non-Member at the PHC Classic
  • Coughlin was the back-to-back winner of the VSGA Women’s Amateur in 2012 and 2013

Celine Herbin (+5, T41)

  • Herbin, 36, is from Avranches, France
  • She was a 2015 LPGA Tour rookie; her career-best finish on the LPGA is T9 at the 2018 Marathon Classic
  • In 2019 on the LPGA Tour, Herbin made four cuts in 21 starts; her highest finish was T27 at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational with playing partner Joanna Klatten
  • She finished T16 at the 2017 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn full LPGA Tour status for 2018
  • Herbin also plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET); she has two career LET wins and eight top-10 finishes
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