Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Mariajo Uribe.
Colombia’s Uribe making impact both on, off golf course
by Neal Reid
Mariajo Uribe is a name people in the golf world should take heed of.
The third-year pro from Colombia is beginning to come into her own on the LPGA Tour, and she has some big plans. Uribe, a two-time First Team All-American at UCLA, is fresh off back-to-back top-20 finishes in Hawaii and Alabama and is confident she can be a force for years to come.
Uribe, the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, has four top-10 finishes in LPGA events, her first coming as an amateur at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open. Now well-adjusted to the pro game and the life of a LPGA Tour professional, Uribe is ready to go.
“I feel really good,” said Uribe, who has $229,972 in career earnings. “I’ve gained experience, and that was the whole point of my first couple of years. I just wanted to come out here, see how it was and get used to it. Now, I feel more comfortable here, have more friends and feel like I’m getting better. I’m playing well, and I just want to take advantage of this year.”
For most new players on Tour, it takes a while to get adjusted to the week-in, week-out grind and to get a schedule that works for them. Uribe was no different. More>>
MEDIA BUZZ about Mariajo Uribe:
On her win at the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2011
On international impact at the Evian Masters 2010
On her foundation “FORE”
On her win at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 2007
On her decision to leave UCLA to turn pro