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5’6”…Started playing golf at the age of 10…Credits her father as the individual most influencing her career…Hobbies include skiing and playing the piano…Qualified for the Tour by finishing third on the 2006 Duramed FUTURES Tour season-ending money list.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $2,287,080 (1), two victories, 10 additional top-10 finishes, six runner-up finishes
- Won her first Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average (70.21)
- Placed in the top-10 in nine additional categories including putting average (28.34), greens in regulation putting average (1.72), rounds under par (72.3%), top-10 finishes (12), birdies (347), eagles (7), rounds in the 60s (30), subpar holes (354) and finished second to Stacy Lewis in the Rolex Player of the year race
In 2011, best finish was a tie for sixth at the US Women's Open; tied for seventh at the RICOH Women's British Open; tied for 14th at the Wegmans LPGA Championship; tied for 17th at the Evian Masters; tied for 18th at the Kia Classic.
In 2010, best finish was second at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf; finished third at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; finished fourth at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart; tied for seventh at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans and the LPGA Hana Bank Championship Presented by SK telecom; finished eighth at the Mizuno Classic; tied for eighth at the U.S. Women's Open; tied for ninth at the Sybase Match Play Championship and the RICOH Women's British Open, tied for tenth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
In 2009, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Mizuno Classic, where she tied her season-low 66 in the second round; previously carded 66 in the first round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger; tied for seventh at the Hana Bank KOLON Championship 2009; led the Tour in putting average and greens in regulation putting average.
In 2008, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season and career earnings; was the youngest player to ever win the U.S. Women’s Open at the age of 19 years, 11 months, 17 days; shortly after, donated $50,000 to The LPGA Foundation; became the fifth player in LPGA history to win both the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and U.S. Women’s Open, along with Mickey Wright, JoAnne Carner, Amy Alcott, and Hollis Stacy; carded a career-low 64 during the second round of the Corona Championship, where she tied for third.
In 2007, carded a career-low 64 during the third round of the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi.
In 2006, turned professional in April and competed on the Duramed Futures Tour, where she recorded 11 top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the CIGNA Chip in For A Cure FUTURES Golf Classic; finished third on the Duramed Futures Tour season-ending money list to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.
Park accumulated many accolades during her amateur career. She won nine events on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit and was a five-time Rolex Junior All-American. Park was named the 2002 AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year. She competed in 25 AJGA events during her career and recorded 18 top-five finishes. She was a semifinalist at the 2003 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Park won the 2002 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and finished as runner-up in both 2003 and 2005. Playing as a sponsor invite, she tied for 62nd at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship. Park also competed in the LPGA Takefuji Classic three times (2004, T8; 2005, 5; and 2006, T35) during her amateur career.