2008 U.S. Women's Open

 

JANE PARK

Birthdate: December 15, 1986

Birthplace: Beaumont, Calif.

Age: 21 Ht.: 5'4"

Home: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

College: UCLA

Turned Professional: 2006 Highlights

Joined LPGA Tour: 2007 Highlights

PLAYER NOTES

2007 Highlights

Recorded a season-best tie for 17th at the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite.

Carded a career-low 66 during the second round of the LPGA State Farm Classic.

Earned medalist honors at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season.

2007 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 13/37 (39) Rds in the 60s: 4/37 (76) Birdies: 121 (108)

Eagles: 1 (84) Greens in Reg: 62.4% (51) Driving Accuracy: 70.7% (28)

Sand Saves: 51.5% (7) Putts per GIR: 1.83 (48) Driving Avg: 246.4 (90)

In 2006, turned professional in August; tied for 18th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non- exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.

Amateur Highlights

Won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and was the runner-up at the 2003 Womens’ Amateur…Also runner-up at the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Junior…Jane Park has vaulted into national prominence in women's amateur golf in the last couple of years. It started when she surprisingly mMade the cut, finishing tied for 30th at the 2003 U.S. Women's Open, held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. Earned low-amateur honors at the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open, finishing tied for 10th…In fact, she went on to finish in a tie for 30th, a great result. That same summer, she played in the US Women's Amateur championship. She got all the way to the finals on the strength of her brilliant putting, beating heavily touted junior player Paula Creamer in the semi-finals. However, she lost a heartbreaker to Virada Nirapathpongporn in the finals 2 and 1. Afterwards, Virada told her that she would win it next year. Jane also wWon the 2003 prestigious AJGA McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship in 2003, in the process setting the tournament record…Played on the victorious 2004 and 2006 USA Curtis Cup teams…Made the cut at the 2004 and 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championships . .

In 2004, her results have continued to be impressive. She played on the Curtis Cup team that routed Britain, alongside Creamer and Michelle Wie. She was the runner up in the 2004 US Girl's Amateur as well, the biggest tournament in girl's golf. Finally, she got her chance in the Women's Amateur, and once again, through a series of brilliant matches, she made her way to the finals, where she this time was the favorite to win, playing a virtual unknown named Amanda McCurdy. And proving Virada correct, this time Jane won it 2 up. In doing so, she became the first women to win the event after finishing second the previous year since 1978. It seems certain that she has a huge future ahead of her!. She competed in both the 2004 Kraft Nabisco Championship (T24) and the CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today (T18). Park tied for 50th at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship and was the low amateur at the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open (T10).

Personal

Started playing golf at the age of 11. . . Credits her father as the individual most influencing her career. . .  Enjoys relaxing with friends. . . Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

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