Ann Arbor’s Jennifer Song Wins First Pro Tournament

Ann Arbor native Jennifer Song won her first professional tournament for a $17,500 paycheck. Her victory came at the Tate & Lyle Player’s Championship of the Duramed Futures Tour. The Duramed is the LPGA’s minor league circuit, akin to the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Tour. She shot a final round 61, finishing at 19 under for the tournament.

Song is a native of Ann Arbor, but resides in Daejon, Korea. She identifies herself as being from both cities. She was the runner up at the US Pub Links in 2008, and played for USC.

In 2009, Song won two U.S. Golf Association championships in the same season. She first won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in June and followed it with a title at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in August. She was also the low amateur at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open. She was the first woman in 21 years, and on the second ever to accomplish the dual title feat.

There’s a video with Song here.

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1 thought on “Ann Arbor’s Jennifer Song Wins First Pro Tournament”

  1. I was too cynical when I used to read about “Ann Arbor’s Jennifer Song” in the old Ann Arbor News and now AnnArbor.Com.  Yes, she was born here while her father was at the U of M Hospital but she returned to Korea at the age of 2.  She returned for 3rd grade but her entire combined stay in Ann Arbor was less than 4 years.  When I would read an article that “claimed” her for Ann Arbor it seemed a stretch.

    Then recently I read a profile on Ms. Song and she confirmed that when she is introduced, she asks the tournaments to state, “Jennifer Song, from Ann Arbor, Michigan”.  She said that she really liked living in Ann Arbor, first learned to play golf here and that she won her first golf tournament at Huron Hills.

    Hey, that’s good enough for me.  Jennifer Song of Ann Arbor it is.  I hope she has a long and successful golf career and she has one additional fan now.

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