Beth Ann Baldry reported yesterday that USC's Jennifer Song, recent winner of a Seoulie for Clutch Performance of the Year from the Seoul Sisters blog for her victories at the WAPL and U.S. Women's Amateur last year, will be turning pro after the Curtis Cup in mid-June. I assume she'll be dividing her time between the Futures Tour and the LPGA events that she can get sponsor exemptions into.
By waiting that long, Song can get into at most 9 FT events, which makes it very unlikely she'd be able to make the top 5 on their money list. This means that her best bet to avoid Q-School is to earn enough in the LPGA events she gets into to make the top 80 on their money list, which would give her Category 10 priority status for the 2011 season. Of course she could just go ahead and win an LPGA event, but that's easier said than done. Most likely we'll see her in Category 11 in 2011. Let's see if she can beat the odds!
[Update 1 (1/21/10, 11:21 PM): Ryan Herrington reports Song is one of 7 amateurs invited to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's 1st major of 2010.]