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Christine Song wins Symetra Tour event in Kansas

Associated Press Associated Press 18/09/2016

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — LPGA Tour player Christine Song won the Garden City Charity Classic on Saturday for her fifth career Symetra Tour title.

The 25-year-old Song, from Fullerton, California, closed with a 3-under 69 at Buffalo Dunes for a two-stroke victory over Thailand's Wichanee Meechai.

"I feel really blessed and I feel that I had some golf still in me," Song said. "This means a lot because I have been through injuries and a slump. I'm really just glad it is over."

Meechai shot a 68. Canada's Jessica Wallace was third at 10 under after a 70.

Song earned $15,000 to jump to 103rd to 37th on the money list with $20,524 in four events. The top 10 after the final three events will earn LPGA Tour cards. Song has made 61 LPGA Tour starts, 16 this season.

Song made a 16-foot birdie putt on 16 and a 35-footer on 17 to take a two-shot lead to 18.

"On 17, I was just trying to get the ball past the hole and not leave it short," Song said. "I think we played it 2 feet right-to-left and it trickled in, which was pretty awesome."

Last week, she tied for sixth in the first event at Buffalo Dunes.

Meechai shot a 68. Canada's Jessica Wallace was third at 10 under after a 70.

Song earned $15,000 to jump to 103rd to 37th on the money list with $20,524 in four events. The top 10 after the final three events will earn LPGA Tour cards. Song has made 61 LPGA Tour starts, 16 this season.

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