Kristal Parker-Manzo

United States

5'9"

1995

$774,513.00

University of California - Los Angeles

Race to CME Globe

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Kristal Parker-Manzo Bio

5’9”...Started playing golf at the age of 5...Credits her parents Bill and Carol Parker, Australian Coach Gary Edwin, Mitchell Spearman, Don Hurter, David Hunter, Penny Pulz and current coach David Leadbetter as the individuals most influencing her career...Gave birth to Nicholas Gregory in 1998...Gave birth to Natalie Manzo in 2003...Competed as Kristal Parker-Gregory from 1995-97 and in 1999 and as Kristal Parker in 1998 and from 2000-01...Married Ken Manzo in January 2002...Obtained her real estate license in 2005 and, since retiring from the Tour in 2006, has been hired at Prudential Arizona Properties/Sterling Fine Homes & Land in the Phoenix Valley…Participated in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk (Phoenix) in 2007…Hobbies include enjoying all sports and being outside, watching her children participate in their sports and activities, reading and going to the movies…Qualified for the Tour on her seventh attempt.

Career

  • In 2005, underwent elbow surgery in May and did not compete until August.
  • In 2004, posted a season-best finish at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she tied for fourth.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury; gave birth to her second child, daughter Natalie MaKenna, on Feb. 20.
  • In 2002, best finish was fourth place at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA; did not play after August due to pregnancy.
  • In 2001, tied for seventh at the Weetabix Women’s British Open for her season-best finish, which was her career-best finish in a major championship.
  • In 2000, best finish of the season was fourth place at the Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for 13th at the First Union Betsy King Classic; fired a career-low 64 during the first round of the New Albany Golf Classic.
  • In 1998, played a limited schedule due to sciatica developed during her pregnancy; gave birth to first child, Nicholas, on Dec. 29.
  • In 1997, best finish of the season was fourth place at the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic, where she posted all four rounds in the 60s.
  • In 1996, posted a career-best finish of second place at the Standard Register PING.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1994, tied for 41st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1995 LPGA season.
  • In 1987, turned professional in August; was a member of the Futures Tour (1988-94), West Coast Tour (1988), Asian Tour (1989-91), Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (1992-2001) and Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (1991-94).

    Amateur
    During her junior career, Parker-Manzo captured more than 30 junior titles, including the 1982 Junior World Championship. She was a four-time tournament winner while on a full golf scholarship for the UCLA golf team and a three-time NCAA All-American.

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