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Pamela Wright
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 4...Credits her parents, Ruth Jessen, Chuck Hogan and Linda Vollstedt as the individuals most influencing her career...Mother, Janette, played in four Curtis Cup matches in 1954, 1956, 1958 and 1960...Father, Innes, is a golf pro in Aboyne, Scotland...A 1988 Academic All-American studying French...Enjoys music, sports, learning languages and traveling the world...Big fan of the Humane Society and Touch the Future...Favorite golf course is Carnoustie in Scotland.

Career Highlights

  • In 2000, served as vice captain for the victorious European Solheim Cup Team in her homeland of Scotland.
  • In 1999, continued to suffer from shoulder problems from the 1998 season.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 30th at the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for 13th at the Susan G. Komen International; had problems with her rotator cuff throughout the season.
  • In 1996, best finish was a tie for second at the Sara Lee Classic; won the Year-End Paul Arpin Move of the Month Award for the season’s single largest jump up the money list.
  • In 1995, placed third at both the Rochester International and the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
  • In 1994, set the U.S. Women’s Open nine-hole record with a score of 30; went on to shoot a 65 during the second round and finished tied for 25th; best finish of the season was a tie for 21st at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
  • In 1993, season-best finish was a tie for 12th at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, where she recorded her second career hole-in-one.
  • In 1992, totaled nine top-20 finishes, including a tie for sixth at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
  • In 1991, top finish was a tie for third at the du Maurier Classic, her best finish in a major championship; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career at the Mazda LPGA Championship.
  • In 1990, fired her career-low score of 64 during the third round of the Atlantic City Classic and finished second, her career-best finish.
  • In 1989, earned LPGA Rookie of the Year honors on the strength of three top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for second at the Nippon Travel-MBS Classic; earned more than half of her season’s winnings in her last six events.

    Wright represented Scotland from ages 15-24 in international competition. She placed second in the 1980-81 Scottish Girls Championship and third in the 1980 British Girls Championship. She tied for first (and lost in the subsequent playoff) in the 1980 British Women’s Stroke Play Championship. In 1981, she represented Britain in the Vagliano Trophy Match. Wright took second in the 1982 Scottish Women’s Championship and in 1985 was the winner of the Scottish Women’s Stroke Play Championship. At Arizona State University, she was the PAC-10 champion twice and a two-time All-American. Additionally, she was the 1986 PAC-10 Most Valuable Player. In 1988, she was nominated for the Collegiate Player of the Year and the Honda Broderick Award.

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