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DLGA Alum wins on the LPGA Tour!

DLGA Alum, Ji Young Oh carded a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday (May 17th)for a four-stroke victory at the Sybase Classic in Clifton, NJ. Tied for the lead at the start of the day with Suzanne Pettersen, Oh, who is just 20 years old, recorded four birdies and two bogies to finish the week at 14-under-par 274 (66-69-69-70), four shots ahead of Pettersen. She earned $300,000 for the victory and now has won twice on the LPGA in just two years.

Ji Young Oh at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy...Spring 2006
Ji Young Oh at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy...Spring 2006

Ji Young Oh, from South Korea, was a David Leadbetter Golf Academy student starting in January of 2006. While she was here she won 6 times on the Future Collegiate World Tour (FCWT), including the FCWT National Championship, where she shot rounds of 70-68-67 for an 11-under par 205 total.

That same year, she entered the LPGA qualifying school as an amateur and tied for ninth at final stage to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season. At that point, she turned professional immediately following the final round.

In 2008, Ji Young became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA State Farm Classic, where she carded back-to-back career-low 66s in the first two rounds and finished with all rounds in the 60s to defeat another DLGA alumn, Yani Tseng, in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.

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