- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Christine Song and China’s Simin Feng each shot 7-under 65 on Wednesday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Song and Feng opened on LPGA International’s Jones Course. South Korea’s Julie Yang was third after a 66 on the Hills Course, and Cydney Clanton had a 67 on the Jones Course.

The top 20 finishers Sunday will earn full LPGA Tour cards, and Nos. 21-45 and ties will receive conditional status.

Song, from Fullerton, California, made seven starts on the LPGA Tour this year while recovering from a back injury. She also played 11 tournaments on the Symetra Tour.

“I definitely want to be back out there,” Song said. “I can play out there and I can win out there and I really want to get back there ASAP.”

The 20-year-old Simin birdied four of her final five holes.

“I hit all of the fairways and only missed two greens so that was the key,” Feng said.

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