17-year-old phenom Megan Khang turns pro, seeks LPGA Tour card
Megan Khang has decided to skip college and turn pro. Her first job is to get an LPGA Tour card.
The 17-year-old from Massachusetts finished in the top three at the first two stages of Q-school. She was driving to an event last week in Florida with her father when she made a "spur of the moment" decision to turn pro.
"Making the decision helps me because I no longer have to decide if I'm going to stay an amateur," Khang said. "It is good to know beforehand."
Final stage starts Wednesday at LPGA International at the tour's headquarters. The top 20 from a 157-player field get full cards for the 2016 season.
Khang already has qualified three times for the U.S. Women's Open and tied for 35th this year to be low amateur. She is No. 8 in the women's amateur rankings, won the Connecticut State Open for the third time and went 3-0 in the Junior Solheim Cup.
"The LPGA is where the best players in the world play and I want to be there," Khang said. "But I need to get past this tournament first to play on the big time."