In the Winner's Circle with Jessica Korda

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Feb. 12, 2012

Name: Jessica Korda
Hometown/Birthplace
– Bradenton, Florida
Birthdate – Feb. 27, 1993 – currently 18 years, 11 months, 16 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Runner-up at 2010 LPGA Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional – December 2010

Becomes the fourth youngest winner of a 72-hole LPGA Tour event
Becomes the sixth youngest winner in LPGA Tour history
Becomes the fifth player to win an LPGA event at the age of 18 or younger

Youngest winners in LPGA history
Lexi Thompson, 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic (72-hole event) at 16 years, 8 months, 8 days
Marlene Hagge, 1952 Sarasota Open (18-hole event) at 18 years, 14 days
Marlene Hagge, 1952 Bakersfield Open (18-hole event) at 18 years, 2 months, 15 days
Paula Creamer, 2005 Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury (72-hole event) at 18 years, 9 month, 17 days
Morgan Pressel, 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship (72-hole event) at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days
Jessica Korda, 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (72-hole event) at 18 years, 11 months, 16 days
Paula Creamer, 2005 Evian Masters (72-hole event), 18 years, 11 months, 18 days
Amy Alcott, 1975 Orange Blossom Classic (54-hole event) at 19 years, 1 day

Becomes the first Rolex First-Time Winner of 2012 (there were four in 2011)

Birdied the second hole of a six-way playoff that included Brittany Lincicome, Stacy Lewis, So Yeon Ryu, Hee Kyung Seo and Julieta Granada to capture the victory

Earns first LPGA Tour win in 16th career start

Tops previous career-best finish of T16 at 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic

Takes the lead in the Rolex Player of the Year race (30 points) and 2012 LPGA Official Money List with $165,000

Joins father Petr as a winner in Australia – Petr Korda won the 1998 Australian Open in tennis

Qualifies to represent ISPS Handa at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders

Earns 40 points toward the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup Team (previously played on 2009 PING U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team)

Unofficially projected to move from No. 285 to No. 30 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

Moves from Category 11 (2011 LPGA Official Money List spots 81-100) to Category 5 (Current Year Winner) on 2012 LPGA Priority List

Topics: Korda, Jessica, ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, In the winners circle

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