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Wind whipping field at LPGA Q-School finals

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Across the country from PGA Tour Q-School, the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament is presenting scoring challenges. 

Windy conditions at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., have left just 10 of 139 players under par through the first two of five rounds.

Christine Song leads the tournament at 8 under after a second-round 70. She's two clear of amateur Stephanie Kono.

There is a four-shot gap after Kono, including the trio of Jacqui Concolino, Rebecca Durham and Jennie Lee.

Big Break alum Lili Alvarez, collegiate standout Mariajo Uribe, Jean Reynolds, Jodi Ewart and Karlin Beck are all 1 under.

A pair of Thursday standouts fell dramatically in the second round. Ginger Howard, 17, opened strong with 70, but could not do well in the windy conditions on Friday. Her second-round 79 dropped her to 5 over and into a tie for 47th. Thidapa Suwannapura shot 80 after beginning with 68. 

Mallory Blackwelder, a finalist on this season of “Big Break: Ireland,” is also T-47.

Kimberly Kim, who became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur champion in 2006 at age 14, opened with 89 and is next to last in the field.

Only 16 players broke par (72) on Thursday, while 21 players shot 80 or worse.