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5’8”…Started playing golf at the age of 9…Credits her dad, who introduced her to the game, and family, because of their love and support, as the individuals most influencing her career…Her brother, Luke, who was an All-Conference golfer at Arkansas Tech, caddies for her…Has had three holes-in-one and her first (7-iron from 106 yards) came in her very first golf tournament when she was 10…She won the tournament because she was the only female competing…Hobbies include working out, spending time with her family, watching movies and listening to music…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 25 events, 24 cuts made, $575,263 (24),
- 3 top-10 finishes
- Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, capturing a victory in a four-way, three-hole sudden death playoff
In 2011, recorded seven top-10 finishes including: second at the RICOH Women's British Open; tied for fourth at the Navistar LPGA Classic; tied for fifth at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; seventh at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola; tied for eighth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; tied for ninth at the Sybase Match Play Championship and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.l Competed on her second U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 1-3-0 record.
In 2010, best finish was a tie for fifth at the U.S. Women's Open.
In 2009, tied her career-best runner-up finish at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco RV, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings; also tied for second at the Mizuno Classic; recorded five additional top 10 finishes; tied for seventh at the season-opening SBS Open at Turtle Bay, tied for fourth at the Honda LPGA Thailand, tied for seventh at the Corona Championship and Hana Bank KOLON Championship 2009, and tie for eighth at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light; qualified for her first U.S. Solheim Cup Team, one of three rookies on the victorious 2009 team, earning two points in three matches with a 1-0-2 record; carded a season-low 66 at the Wegmans LPGA, P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons and Mizuno Classic.
In 2008, tied her career-best runner-up finishes at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light, where she carded a career-low 65 in the final round; recorded six additional top-10 finishes, including five in a row to finish the season; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a tie for ninth at the Hana Bank * KOLON Championship.
In 2007, recorded a season-best tie for fourth at both the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite and the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
In 2006, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at both the Wegmans LPGA and Mizuno Classic; carded a career-low 66 five times: the opening round of the Wegmans LPGA, the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, the third round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children, and the following week in the first and final rounds of the State Farm Classic.
In 2005, turned professional in July and made her professional debut via a sponsor exemption at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she tied for 36th; also competed as a sponsor exemption at the State Farm Classic and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open, where she tied for sixth; tied for 22nd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and then birdied the final hole of a three-hole, seven-way playoff to earn one of the final three exempt cards for the 2006 LPGA season.
Lang achieved success on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit. She won eight AJGA events and was a two-time First-Team Polo Golf Junior All-American (2001 and 2002). Lang also represented the United States at the PING Junior Solheim Cup in 2002. In 2003, Lang won the North and South Women’s Amateur and the Women’s Western Amateur Championship in consecutive weeks. She also won the 2004 Trans National Amateur title. Lang attended Duke University for two years. She won six collegiate tournaments and was named the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year. She won back-to-back ACC individual titles (2004-05) and was named the 2004 ACC Freshman of the Year and NCAA Freshman College Golfer of the Year. Lang was a member of the victorious 2004 U.S. Curtis Cup Team and won medalist honors at the Women’s Amateur Public Links before advancing to the quarterfinals of match play. She competed as a sponsor exemption in both the 2005 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the LPGA Corning Classic, where she tied for 15th. Lang’s well-decorated amateur career was capped at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for second with then-fellow amateur Morgan Pressel.