Jennifer Song loves USGA championships. Coming from this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links winner, that’s not really a surprise.
However, how much she loves them will depend on whether or not she’s hoisting the U.S. Women’s Amateur trophy August 9. All eyes will be on Song at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., as she enters the event as one of the hottest players in women’s amateur golf.
“I know I’m working hard with my game,” Song told me over the phone after she had just finished 18 at Old Warson. “Mentally, I’m really confident with my game.”
That confidence was shattered in May when Song double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to lose the NCAA Women’s Championship by one. However, Song has since been on the mend and with her WAPL victory, the Golfweek College Player of the Year is primed heading into the Women’s Am.
“That really brought my confidence up,” Song said of her WAPL win. “Everything is just going well right now, and hopefully it will keep going well.”
If it’s a USGA event, there’s a good chance it will for Song.