5’8”...Started playing golf at the age of 10…Credits her parents and family as the individuals most influencing her career...After winning the 2008 HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi on the LET, she donated her first-place earnings to the victims of the earthquake in China’s Sichuan province...Enjoys shopping, watching movies and meeting friends...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
LPGA Victories (1)
• 2013 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship
2014 in a Nutshell
• 21 events, 18 cuts made, $618,180 (25)
• Season-best finish was a runner-up finish at the JTBC Founders Cup
• Recorded top-10s in the season’s first two majors - 10th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and 4th at the U.S. Women’s Open
2013 in a Nutshell
• 22 events, 20 cuts made, $719,481 (18)
• 6 top-10 finishes; became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship
• Finished eighth on Tour in rounds in the 60s with 30 rounds
• Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings with a tie for fifth at the Wegmans LPGA Championship
• 22 events, 20 cuts made, $844,305 (13)
• Five top-10 finishes, tied career-best finish with a runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open.
• Finished ninth on Tour in Rounds in the 60’s with 23 rounds.
• Recorded seven top-10 finishes including: second at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship where she lost in a playoff to Yani Tseng; tied for second at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship; fourth at the RICOH Women's British Open; tied for sixth at the Avnet LPGA Classic; seventh at the Honda LPGA Thailand; tied for seventh at the LPGA HanaBank Championship; tied for 10th at the US Women's Open.
• Won the KB Star Championship on the KLPGA, her third-career international victory.
• Recorded a career-best runner-up finish at the LPGA Tour Championship.
• Finished fourth at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
• Tied for fifth at the U.S. Women's Open, the RICOH Women's British Open and the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco.
• Finished 10th at the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, where she recorded a career-low 65 in the third round.
• Recorded a season-best tie for third at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
• Tied for ninth at the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, her best finish at a major championship.
• Carded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the LPGA Corning Classic.
• Recorded a season-best tie for ninth at the Hana Bank * KOLON Championship 2008.
• Competed on the Ladies European Tour (LET), winning the HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi and the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika.
• Carded eight additional top-10 finishes and ended the year ranked fourth on the LET New Star Money List.
• Returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she finished runner-up to earn Priority List Category 11 for the 2009 LPGA season.
• Competed on the LET and recorded five top-20 finishes, including a fourth-place finish at the S4/C Wales Ladies Championship.
• Tied for 54th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season.
• Turned professional in October and competed on the Ladies European Tour, where she finished fourth at the Dubai Ladies Masters.
• Yang won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET) as an amateur to become the youngest winner ever on the LET at 16 years, 6 months, 8 days.
• She was offered a special exemption to join the LET at the age of 17 and became the youngest member.
• Yang was also the youngest to win the Queensland Amateur Championship in 2005 and finished second at the 2006 Australian Junior Championship.
• Started playing golf at the age of 10.
• Credits her parents and family as the individuals most influencing her career.
• After winning the 2008 HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi on the LET, she donated her first-place earnings to the victims of the earthquake in China’s Sichuan province.
• Enjoys shopping, watching movies and meeting friends.
• Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.