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Port Washington's Kelly Shon qualifies for LPGA Tour

Kelly Shon, shown here competing in the Nassau

Kelly Shon, shown here competing in the Nassau County boys golf team and individual championships, will compete in the U.S. Women's Open this week. (May 26, 2010) Credit: James A. Escher

Kelly Shon of Port Washington has made it to the LPGA Tour. The recent Princeton graduate earned her card by finishing ninth at the five-round Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida. She finished at 6 under par, one stroke ahead of Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, who also earned a tour card.

After tapping in for a par 72 Sunday, Shon said: "All the weight on my shoulders just dropped right there . . . Making it on the tour was my next goal and now I have bigger goals."

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