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Song plays her way to full membership in LPGA

Korean golfer Song Min-young has earned full LPGA membership for the 2011 season, finishing second on the money list of the second-tier tour, according to the LPGA’s Web site on Monday.

The 20-year-old golfer, a dual citizen of Korea and the United States also known by her American name Jennifer Song, was the runner-up at the season-ending Price Chopper Tour Championship of the Duramed Futures Tour in Albany, New York, behind American Cindy LaCrosse.

She ranked second on the official money list with two wins in 2010 to get her full LPGA card for the next season.

Full 2011 LPGA membership was given to the top five money winners, including Korean-Americans Christine Song and Jenny Shin.

In 2009, Song won both the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.

“She took leave from college to concentrate on golf,” said her father, Song Moo-seok. “She will participate in more competitions to prepare for the next season.”

He said Song will play in an LPGA tournament to be held in Korea in October.

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