Lilia Vu returned to the LPGA Tour this year a two-year trip to the Epson Tour where she rebuilt confidence in her game and worked on herself as a balanced human being. Although she was No.1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 31 weeks in 2018 and 2019, once Vu turned professional, she said she missed all but one cut and struggled to feel like she belonged in the league.
"I didn't have any friends. I didn't know anyone. I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform well. I wasn't in a good state of mind to be playing competitive golf. But everything happens for a reason, right? I hit rock bottom to learn how to play out here again," Vu said.
The UCLA alum won the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year. She was also awarded 2018 the WGCA Player of the Year and Pac-12 Conference Golfer of the Year, and Honda Award finalist in 2018. Vu finished her collegiate career as a three-time WGCA First Team All-American and All-Pac 12 performer and earned the top spot on UCLA's all-time career victory list with eight individual titles.