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Aree Song

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Aree Song, born  1st  May 1986 is a Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. Her father is from South Korea and her mother is from Thailand. She was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She is a South Korean citizen, and has represented Thailand in junior golf team competition, but she has spent much of her life living in the United States.

Aree Song turned professional in August 2003 at the age of 17 years old. She was granted an exemption from the LPGA's minimum age rule to allow her to enter the 2003 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament where she finished fifth place to earn membership on the LPGA Tour for 2004. In her rookie season, she finished second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and ended the year 28th on the money list. Song eagled the 72nd hole at the Kraft Nabisco to tie for the lead but lost by one shot when Grace Park birdied the final hole.

In 2007, Song suffered a lack of energy and continued to struggle, dropping to 88th place on the official LPGA money list. She sat out all of 2008 due to health problems including severe irritable bowel syndrome and adrenal insufficiency.

Song returned to the LPGA Tour in 2009 and was on the leaderboard at the LPGA Championship in June before a final-round 78 pushed her back in the pack. In 2010, she again competed in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament ("Q-School") to attempt to regain her playing privileges on the LPGA Tour. She won the Tournament and gained full membership on the LPGA Tour for 2011.

Birdie - Golf Courses in Thailand BIRDIE Team Wednesday, 11th October at 10:34 AM


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