Remember Me Kuehne Starts Strong at Q-School

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LPGA Tour _newDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jane Park shot a 7-under 65 on Wednesday at LPGA International to take a two-stroke lead over 10-year tour veteran Kelli Kuehne after the first round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
 
The top 17 players Sunday after the fifth round will earn 2008 LPGA Tour cards, while the next 35 will receive conditional status.
 
Park, the former UCLA star who won the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur, opened with an eagle on the Legends Course, holing out with a 9-iron from 128 yards on No. 10. She birdied the 12th, then had five birdies and bogey on the front nine.
 
'I just don't want to get ahead of myself,' Park said. 'I'm going to put my round today in the past. Tomorrow is a whole new day and everyone is playing on the same golf courses. I'm just going to go out there and try to do my best like I did today.'
 
Kuehne had a bogey-free round on the Champions Course.
 
'I got off to a good start and had a lot of chances today. The course was nice to me,' Kuehne said. 'But I have to keep in mind that this is a five-day event, and come out again tomorrow and hit fairways and greens and make my putts.
 
I'm here with the mind-set that I already have status, so that puts less pressure on me. I know that I have a place to play. I'll just play my best, accept my fate, and hopefully get through to the end.'
 
South Korea's Na Yeon Choi opened with a 68 on the Champions Course.
 
Russy Gulyanamitta, Sarah Lynn Sargent, Meredith Duncan, Carolina Llano, Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff and Jacqueline Yang shot 69s.
 
Full-Field Scores:
The Top 17 (no ties) will receive exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2008
1. Jane Park 65 (-7)
2. Kelli Kuehne 67 (-5)
3. Na Yeon Choi 68 (-4)
4. Carolina Llano 69 (-3)
4. Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff 69 (-3)
4. Jacqueline Yang 69 (-3)
4. Russy Gulyanamitta 69 (-3)
4. Sarah Lynn Sargent 69 (-3)
4. Meredith Duncan 69 (-3)
10. Adrienne White 70 (-2)
10. Ashleigh Simon 70 (-2)
10. Kristina Tucker 70 (-2)
10. Sarah Oh 70 (-2)
10. Liz Janangelo 70 (-2)
10. Hwan Hee Lee 70 (-2)
10. Su A Kim 70 (-2)
10. Yani Tseng 70 (-2)
10. Anna Grzebien 70 (-2)
10. Nikki Garrett 70 (-2)
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Jamie Hullett 71 (-1)
Louise Friberg 71 (-1)
Nicole Hage 71 (-1)
Christina Lecuyer 71 (-1)
Hana Kim 71 (-1)
Jeanne Cho-Hunicke 71 (-1)
Christi Cano 71 (-1)
Clarissa Childs 71 (-1)
Sarah Kemp 71 (-1)
Beth Allen 71 (-1)
Virada Nirapathpongporn 71 (-1)
Leah Wigger 72 (E)
Danielle Downey 72 (E)
Amie Cochran 72 (E)
Anna Rawson 72 (E)
Angela Jerman 72 (E)
*Shanshan Feng 72 (E)
Becky Lucidi 72 (E)
Anja Monke 72 (E)
Maru Martinez 72 (E)
May Wood 72 (E)
Rachel Bailey 72 (E)
Sophie Giquel 72 (E)
Hee Young Park 72 (E)
Amy Yang 72 (E)
Emma Cabrera-Bello 73 (+1)
Misun Cho 73 (+1)
Jennifer Greggain 73 (+1)
Hanna Kang 73 (+1)
Jennifer Gleason 73 (+1)
Nontaya Srisawang 73 (+1)
Tracy Hanson 73 (+1)
A.J. Eathorne 73 (+1)
Sofie Andersson 73 (+1)
Simi Mehra 73 (+1)
Sarah-Jane Kenyon 73 (+1)
Taylor Leon 73 (+1)
Nina Reis 73 (+1)
Samantha Head 73 (+1)
Cindy Pasechnik 73 (+1)
Irene Cho 73 (+1)
Mandy Goins 73 (+1)
Hannah Jun 73 (+1)
Eileen Vargas 73 (+1)
Eun Jung Yi 73 (+1)
Brooke Tull 74 (+2)
Jennifer Ackerson 74 (+2)
Onnarin Sattayabanphot 74 (+2)
Na Ri Kim 74 (+2)
*Kristie Smith 74 (+2)
Kristen Samp 74 (+2)
Leah Hart 74 (+2)
Song Hee Kim 74 (+2)
Kelly Cap 74 (+2)
Sarah Huarte 74 (+2)
Janell Howland 74 (+2)
Allison Hanna-Williams 74 (+2)
Jimin Jeong 74 (+2)
Audra Burks 74 (+2)
Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 74 (+2)
Kim Williams 74 (+2)
Celeste Troche 74 (+2)
Yeon Joo Lee 74 (+2)
Catherine Matranga 74 (+2)
Nicole Jeray 74 (+2)
Lisa Fernandes 74 (+2)
Pornanong Phatlum 75 (+3)
Chris Brady 75 (+3)
Lori Atsedes 75 (+3)
Louise Stahle 75 (+3)
Whitney Wade 75 (+3)
Sae Hee Son 75 (+3)
Lauren Espinosa 75 (+3)
Michelle Ellis 75 (+3)
Paula Marti 75 (+3)
Paige Mackenzie 75 (+3)
Angie Hill 76 (+4)
Siew-Ai Lim 76 (+4)
Hana Chae 76 (+4)
Riko Higashio 76 (+4)
Caryn Wilson 76 (+4)
Caroline Larsson 76 (+4)
Jin Y. Pak 76 (+4)
Kelly Lagedrost 76 (+4)
Isabelle Beisiegel 76 (+4)
Kim Welch 76 (+4)
Beth Bauer 76 (+4)
Michelle Simpson 76 (+4)
Vikki Laing 76 (+4)
*Sandra Gal 76 (+4)
Sophia Sheridan 76 (+4)
Jean Bartholomew 76 (+4)
Joanne Morley 76 (+4)
Ashley Prange 76 (+4)
Dana Je 77 (+5)
Anastasia Kostina 77 (+5)
Song Choi 77 (+5)
Mo Martin 77 (+5)
Brandi Jackson 77 (+5)
Jin Hyun Kim 77 (+5)
Tiffany Tavee 77 (+5)
LeAnna Wicks 77 (+5)
D'Rae Ward 78 (+6)
Ashley Gomes 78 (+6)
*Manuela Maria Tarazona 78 (+6)
Vanessa Brockett 79 (+7)
Annie Young 79 (+7)
Lisa Ferrero 79 (+7)
Patricia Baxter-Johnson 79 (+7)
Natalie Tucker 79 (+7)
Shayna Miyajima 80 (+8)
Shinah Ham 81 (+9)
Danah Ford 81 (+9)
Lee-Anne Pace 81 (+9)
Diane Irvin 83 (+11)
Kiran Matharu 83 (+11)
 
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