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AKIKO FUKUSHIMA

Birthdate: June 29, 1973

Birth Place: Kanagawa, Japan

Age: 36 - Ht.: 5’5"

Home: Yokohama, Japan

Turned Professional: 1992

LPGA Victories: (2) 1999 Philips Invitational Honoring Harvey Pennick, AFLAC Champions, presented by Southern Living.

Has Won 23 Times On The Japan LPGA

Player Notes:

Fully exempt for the championship because of her fifth-place finish on the 2008 Japan LPGA Tour money list. Has played in seven U.S. Women’s Opens, tying for ninth in 1997. Has won 17 times on the JLPGA Tour, including two majors. Joined the LPGA in 1999 and won two events in her rookie season, the AFLAC Champions and The Philips Invitational. Named the JLPGA Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997, finishing atop the money list each year. Earned JLPGA Rookie of the Year honors in 1993. Enjoys playing the piano. Father was a professional baseball player in Japan

1991 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -1; Rounds Played - 3; In Money - 1; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 80.67; Money - $0.00; Best Finish - T-15th at the Samsung World Championship

1992 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -2; Rounds Played - 6; In Money - 1; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 74.50; Money - $5,643.71; Best Finish - T-29th at the U.S. Women’s Open

1993 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -5; Rounds Played - 16; In Money - 4; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 73.19; Money - $17,996.00; Best Finish - T-14th at the McDonald’s Championship (ended in ‘93)

1994 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -3; Rounds Played - 8; In Money - 2; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 73.25; Money - $5,159.00; Best Finish - T-33rd at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open

1995 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -3; Rounds Played - 8; In Money - 2; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.50; Money - $37,690.00; Best Finish - 4th at the Mizuno Classic

1995 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -5; Rounds Played - 16; In Money - 4; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 74.38; Money - $22,714.00; Best Finish - T-23rd at the Kraft Nabisco Championship

1997 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -4; Rounds Played - 13; In Money - 3; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.77; Money - $35,703.00; Best Finish - T-9th at the U.S. Women’s Open

1998 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -4; Rounds Played - 11; In Money - 3; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 75.27; Money - $24,868.00; Best Finish - T-19th at the U.S. Women’s Open

1999 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -28; Rounds Played - 94; In Money - 23; Top-10 Finishes - 7; Scoring Average - 71.30; Money - $497,640.00; Best Finish - Win at the Harvey Penick Invitational and Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions

2000 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -22; Rounds Played - 64; In Money - 13; Top-10 Finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 72.64; Money - $126,229.00 Rank (67th); Best Finish - T-4th at the Mizuno Classic

2001 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -17; Rounds Played - 53; In Money - 13; Top-10 Finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 71.83; Money - $256,894.00 Rank (40th); Best Finish - T-2nd at the Kraft Nabisco Championship

2002 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -15; Rounds Played - 47; In Money - 12; Top-10 Finishes - 4; Scoring Average - 71.32; Money - $243,528.00 Rank (42nd); Best Finish - T-3rd at the Safeway International

2003 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -16; Rounds Played - 49; In Money - 10; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.55; Money - $124,975.00 Rank (64th); Best Finish - T-6th at the LPGA Takefuji Classic

2004 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -9; Rounds Played - 20; In Money - 3; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 73.80 Rank (139th); Money - $7,919.00 Rank (166th); Best Finish - T-22nd at the Mizuno Classic

2006 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -1; Rounds Played - 3; In Money - 1; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 70.33; Money - $13,588.00; Best Finish - T-17th at the Mizuno Classic

2007 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -1; Rounds Played - 2; In Money - 0; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 74.50; Money - $0.00; Best Finish - Cut at the Fields Open in Hawaii

2008 LPGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -1; Rounds Played - 3; In Money - 1; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 72.00; Money - $7,585.00; Best Finish - T-35th at the Mizuno Classic

 

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