Aree Song

Korea, Republic of

5'3"

2004

$1,067,038.00

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Race to CME Globe

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Aree Song Bio

5'4";...Started playing golf at the age of 7...Credits her family as the individuals most influencing her career... Enjoys movies, sports, shopping, going to the beach and eating organically...Aree and Naree Song are the first set of twins to compete on the LPGA Tour...Is a Korean citizen...Competed as Aree Wongluekiet as an amateur...Recognized as one of Asia 20 Heroes Under 40 by TIME Asia in 2004...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Represents FootJoy and Titleist...Has her own Web site, www.AreeSong.com...Affiliated with The Captain Planet Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida since 2008.

Career

  • Did not play in 2012.
  • In 2011, best finish was a tie for 26th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; tied for 29th at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.
  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 24th at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for ninth at the SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the U.S. Women's Open.
  • In 2006, recorded a season-best third place at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, where she tied her career-low 64 during the first round; also tied for third at the Mizuno Classic.
  • In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for ninth at the State Farm Classic; notched her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the final round of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.
  • In 2004, had a successful rookie year, posting four top-10 finishes, including a career-best second place at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; posted a career-low 64 during the second round of the Welch's/Frys Championship; finished second to Shi Hyun Ahn for Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors.
  • In 2003, tied for fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season; turned professional in November.

    Amateur

    Song was the 1999 U.S. Girls Junior champion. She won a total of 15 national junior tournaments from 1999-2001. In 2000, at the age of 13, Song tied for 10th in the Nabisco Championship and played the final round in the final pairing with Karrie Webb and Dottie Pepper. In August 2000, at the age of 14, she became the youngest player ever to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. She finished 13th in the 2000 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship. She was also named the 2000 Golf Digest and GolfWeek Girls Junior Player of the Year and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year. In 2001, Song played in her second Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she tied for 46th. Song was the recipient of the 2001 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented to the best female amateur golfer of the year. In 2002, she won the Harder Hall Invitational by eight shots and also finished fifth in the South Atlantic Ladies Amateur and tied for 30th at her third consecutive Kraft Nabisco Championship. She tied for 51st at the 2002 U.S. Women's Open, earning low-amateur honors. Song participated in the 2002 World Amateur Team Championships in Malaysia, placed first individually and helped the Thailand team to their second-place finish. She was the co-medalist for the second consecutive year at the 2002 Futures Tour Qualifying School and the same year was named Golfweek's Female Amateur of the Year. In January 2003, she defended her title at the Harder Hall Invitational, won the& South Atlantic Ladies Amateur and tied for 21st in her fourth consecutive Kraft Nabisco Championship. At the 2003 U.S. Women's Open, she was paired in the second-to-last group with Annika Sorenstam and finished fifth. Song was the stroke-play medalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals in match play. Song was the top-ranked female amateur from 2002-03. She made six out of six cuts as an amateur in LPGA major championships and finished in the top 10 twice. She turned professional in August 2003, and after receiving permission from then-LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw to receive an age exemption, she applied to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
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