Young-A Yang

Korea, Republic of

5'7"

2003

$689,922.00

University of Tennessee (2002, Psychology)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Young-A Yang Bio

5’7”...Started playing golf at the age of 10...Credits her parents as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include watching football and basketball…Competed as Jacqueline Yang in 2007-08…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2008, recorded a season-best tie for 16th at the Kapalua LPGA Classic; carded a season-low 68 four times: in the first round of the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, the second round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, and in the first and fourth rounds of the LPGA State Farm Classic, where she tied for 25th.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 21st at the Wegmans LPGA; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for seventh to regain exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season.
  • In 2006, recorded a season-best fourth place at the Corona Morelia Championship.
  • In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for 16th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open.
  • In 2004, recorded her career-best finish at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, where she placed second.
  • In 2003, best finish of her rookie season was a tie for sixth at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; carded a career-low 64 during the second round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields, where she tied for 24th.
  • In 2002, turned professional in June; tied for 21st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season.

    Amateur
    Yang won the 1997 Freeport-McDermott Classic and the Rolex Tournament of Champions. That same year she won the Florida High School State Championship, placed second at the Nabisco Mission Hills and was ranked fourth nationally among junior girls by Golfweek. She ended 1997 by being named a Rolex First-Team American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American. While at the University of Tennessee, she won the 2001 Betsy Rawls Intercollegiate and finished second at the 1999 and 2000 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships. She was named the 1999 SEC Freshman of the Year and was a four-time All- SEC selection. She also finished fifth at the 2001 NCAA Championship. Yang was the first Lady Vol golfer to earn First-Team All- American honors by the National Golf Coaches Association and was a four-time NCAA All-American. In college, she finished in the top 10 in 26 tournaments and during the 2000-01 season recorded a women’s collegiate season-low 65 (-7) at the Bryan National Collegiate.

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