Song and Kono remain 1-2 after two days at LPGA Tour Q-School

Associated Press

Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Thursday, December 01, 2011 | 5:39 p.m.

Christine Song shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday in windy conditions on LPGA International's Legends Course to take a two-stroke lead over former UCLA star Stephanie Kono after the second round of the 90-hole LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

Song had an 8-under 136 total. She opened with a 66 on Wednesday on the Champions Course.


The top 40 finishers and ties out of the field of 139 will gain their 2012 LPGA Tour cards at the end of Monday's fifth round.

"The wind was tough today," the 20-year-old Song said. "When it was blowing, it was really blowing."

Kono, an amateur, had a 71 on the Legends Course.

"The wind picked up on the back nine, where it was definitely a two-club wind at times," Kono said. "This is not an easy course and, with the wind, it's a beast."

Jennie Lee, Jacqui Concolino and Rebecca Durham were 2 under. Lee had a 71, and Concolino shot a 72, both on the Legends Course. Durham had a 71 on the Champions Course.

Seventeen-year-old Ginger Howard, trying to become only the fourth black player on the LPGA Tour, was 5 over after a 79 on the Legends Course.

The top 40 and ties will receive 2012 LPGA Tour membership.