5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Credits Harvey Penick and her father Joe Bob Golden as the individuals most influencing her career...Elected to the LPGA Player Executive Committee for the 2005-07 seasons…Enjoys fishing, hiking and billiards.
In 2008, best finish was a tie for 13th at the Ginn OPEN.
In 2007, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite.
In 2005, best finish was a tie for 25th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for sixth to retain exempt status for the 2006 LPGA season.
In 2004, best finish was a tie for ninth at the CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today.
In 2003, finished fifth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the
McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions.
In 2002, finished second at the Safeway Classic and tied for second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Kellogg-Keebler Classic.
In 2001, became the second of four consecutive Rolex First-Time Winners with her victory at the State Farm Classic, where she posted a career-low 63 and held off Annika Sorenstam in the final round; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the third round of The Office Depot.
In 2000, best finish was sixth place at the Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic.
In 1999, tied for 19th at the Sunrise Hawaiian Ladies Open.
In 1998, tied for seventh at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
In 1997, best performance was fourth place at the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am.
In 1996, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 37th to retain non-exempt status for the 1997 LPGA season.
In 1995, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 33rd to earn non-exempt status for the 1996 LPGA season.
In 1993, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 43rd to earn non-exempt status for the 1994 LPGA season.
In 1992, best finish was a tie for fifth at the PING/Welch’s Championship in Tucson, Ariz.
In 1991, tied for 13th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1992 LPGA season.
From 1989-90, competed on the Futures Tour and posted five top-10 finishes.
In 1984, Golden won the HGA Sweetwater Invitational and the River Plantation Junior Invitational, finished fifth at the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tournament of Champions and was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. In 1989, she was a semifinalist at the Texas State Women’s Amateur Championship. She played collegiate golf at the University of Texas, where she won three individual titles, including the Southwest Conference Championship, and was an NCAA All-American.