5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her father James Bowen, Dr. Debra Graham, Ted Sheftic and Amy Benz as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include playing the piano, running, cooking and listening to jazz music...Started her own business in 2004 called Tee Time Entertainment...Was a member of LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee from 1999-2001, serving as vice president in 2001.
In 2005, best finish was a tie for 18th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she carded a season-low 68 in the final round; also posted a 68 in the first round of the State Farm Classic.
In 2004, best finish of the season was a tie for 10th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi.
In 2003, recorded her season-best finish at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields, where she tied for eighth.
In 2002, posted her season-best finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she tied for 10th; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields, where she tied for 23rd; her season was hampered due to a back injury suffered in a car accident.
In 2001, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at New Albany.
In 2000, tied for 17th at the Nabisco Championship for her season-best finish; tied her career-low 65 during the first round of the Subaru Memorial of Naples.
In 1999, top finish was a tie for fourth at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
In 1998, best finish was a tie for 15th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
In 1997, tied for second on two occasions: the Susan G. Komen International, where she posted a careerlow 65 during the first round; and the Rochester International.
In 1996, best finish was a tie for third at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
In 1995, captured her first victory at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the LPGA’s four major championships.
In 1994, top finish was a tie for third at the JAL Big Apple Classic.
In 1993, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 14th to gain exempt status for 1994; was the Player of the Year on the Futures Tour.
In 1992, best finish was a tie for 24th at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1991, top performance was a tie for 26th at the Mazda LPGA Championship.
In 1990, originally qualified for the Tour at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for sixth to earn exempt status for the 1991 season.
Bowen won the Georgia Girls State Junior Championship from 1981-84. In 1987, she was a semifinalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and in 1988 won the Trans-National Championship. As an amateur, she qualified to play in five U.S. Women’s Opens. Bowen played collegiate golf at the University of Georgia, where she was a two-time All-American, runner-up at the 1987 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship and finished sixth at the 1989 NCAA Championship.