Gloria Park

Korea, Republic of

5'7"

2000

Race to CME Globe

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Gloria Park Bio

5’7”…Started playing golf at the age of 13…Credits her father Steven Park as the individual most influencing her career…Enjoys watching movies, listening to music and playing video games…Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.

Career

  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 29th at both the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola and the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart.
  • In 2008, recorded a season-best tie for 21st at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Nextel: carded a season-low 65 in the first round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for ninth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the RICOH Women’s British Open.
  • In 2006, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2006.
  • In 2005, best finish was at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she lost to Heather Bowie (Young) on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the U.S. Women’s Open; notched her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
  • In 2004, posted six top-10 finishes, including a season-best third place at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for second at the CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today, where she carded a career-low 62 in the third round and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; her 62 tied an LPGA record for lowest score in a third round (record has since been broken).
  • In 2002, became the only 2001 Rolex First-Time Winner to win in 2002 with her one-hole playoff victory over Hee-Won Han at the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE.
  • In 2001, became the third of four-consecutive Rolex First-Time Winners with her victory at the Williams Championship; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic.
  • In 1999, won the Indonesian Ladies Open; qualified for the Tour by tying for 13th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2000 LPGA season.
  • In 1998, shortly after turning professional, won the Sports Seoul Ladies Open on the Korea LPGA Tour.

    Amateur
    Park, a native of Seoul, South Korea, honed her golfing skills in Australia, where she was a three-time Australian Junior champion (1996-98) and the Australian Amateur Stroke Play champion in 1997. Park was a member of the Australian National Team.

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