College kids take aim at Women’s Open

Stephanie Kono during the 2010 Curtis Cup.


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College golf will be well represented this week at Oakmont, site of the U.S. Women’s Open. A total of 15 players returning to college golf next fall are in the field.

UCLA rising junior Stephanie Kono will lead the collegiate players into play on Thursday. She finished the season No. 7 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

  • Brittany Altomare (Virginia)
  • Kaitlin Drolson (Pepperdine)
  • Janine Fellows (Tulane)
  • Junthima Gulyanamitta (Purdue)
  • Danielle Kang (Pepperdine)
  • Jennifer Kirby (Alabama)
  • Stephanie Kono (UCLA)
  • Lisa McCloskey (Southern Cal)
  • Lizette Salas (Southern Cal)
  • Kelli Shean (Arkansas)
  • Sally Watson (Stanford)
  • Christine Wong (San Diego State)
  • Sun Gyoung Park (Yale)
  • Nicole Zhang (Notre Dame)
  • Sandra Changkija (Nova Southeastern)

Golfweek Player of the Year Jennifer Song headlines a group of five who played college golf last year, but will not be back next fall.

  • Jennifer Johnson (Arizona State)
  • Kimberly Kim (Denver)
  • Laura Kueny (Michigan State)
  • Juliana Murcia Ortiz (Arizona State)
  • Jennifer Song (Southern Cal)
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