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Tiger's niece makes pro debut

Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne, made her professional debut this morning at Locust Hill Country Club, home of the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Woods, a 21-year-old who recently graduated from Wake Forest, finished the round with a 3-over par 75. She teed off from the first hole at 8:10 this morning in a group with Song-Hee Kim (South Korea) and Christine Song. 

It only took two holes for Woods' first bogey, but she bounced back with a birdie on No. 5. She bogeyed again on 6, but birdied 9 to finish even on the front nine. Back-to-back five-shot bogeys on 12 and 13 and a double-bogey on 16 had Woods four shots above par, but a birdie on the par-5 17th salvaged the outing.

Woods' best shot of the day was her third shot on the par-4 18th, an iron shot that rolled within inches of the cup. Woods couldn't hold back a smile.

"It felt really good, especially on 18 with the grandstands and all the fans," she said. "I was trying to save par, so fortunately I did."

Read more about Woods' professional debut in Friday's Buffalo News. 

---Nick Veronica

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