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5’2”...Started playing golf at the age of 4...Credits her parents, Scott Betger, Jonathan Yarwood and David Leadbetter as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include playing tennis and shopping…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 26 events, 20 cuts made, $445,685 (31)
- 4 top-10 finishes including a season-best tie for second at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
In 2011, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
In 2010, best finish was 22nd at the LPGA Tour Championship.
In 2009, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola.
In 2008, best finish was 12th place at the Longs Drugs Challenge.
In 2007, recorded three top-10 finishes including runner-up at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay and a tie for second at the Corona Championship; tied for 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after a tie for 28th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi; recorded her second-career LPGA hole-in-one during the final round of the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola.
In 2006, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the ADT Championship, where she earned an LPGA Tour record $1 million first-place paycheck; also became the first Paraguayan-born player to win on the LPGA Tour; set an LPGA Tour record for the most money earned by a rookie at $1,633,586, breaking Paula Creamer’s 2005 mark of $1,531,780; posted seven top-10 finishes, including runner-up finishes at the Wegmans LPGA and at the Corona Morelia Championship; carded a career-low 65 during the second round of the Fields Open in Hawaii, where she tied for fourth; finished eighth at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, a career-best finish in a major championship; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the final round of the Florida’s Natural Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
In 2005, turned professional in June; played on the Futures Tour, where she won the YWCA FUTURES Classic and finished runner-up at both the Children’s Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic and at the Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic, her first professional tournament; tied for sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2006 LPGA Tour season.
Granada was named the 2004 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Rolex Player of the Year after winning the 2004 AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship. Granada won five additional AJGA events and was named to the AJGA All-America Team from 2001-04. She was a member of the Canon Cup Team in 2003 and 2004. Granada won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in 2004 and was a quarterfinalist at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Named the 2004 Athlete of the Year in Paraguay, Granada won the 2004 South American Team Championship individual and team titles. She also won the 2004 Orange Bowl International Junior Championship and the 2005 South Atlantic Ladies Amateur. Granada was also the individual champion at the 2004 World Amateur Team Championship.