Angela Park

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Angela Park
— Golfer —
Angela Park.jpg
Personal information
Full name Angela Park
Born (1988-08-25) August 25, 1988 (age 25)
Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality  Brazil
 United States
Residence Cypress, California, U.S.
Career
College None
Turned professional 2006
Retired 2010
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (joined 2006)
LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T15: 2006
LPGA Championship 5th: 2007
U.S. Women's Open T2: 2007
Women's British Open T34: 2008
Achievements and awards
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2007
Angela Park
Hangul 박혜인
Revised Romanization Bak Hye-in
McCune–Reischauer Pak Hye-in
Commonly known as:
Hangul 안젤라 박
Revised Romanization Anjella Bak
McCune–Reischauer Anjella Pak

Angela Park (Korean: 박혜인,[1] born August 25, 1988) is a Brazilian-American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She holds dual citizenship in Brazil and the United States.

Childhood and personal life[edit]

Park was born in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil to Korean-born parents that had a business in Brazil. At the age of 8, she moved with her father and siblings to Torrance, California and spent the remainder of her childhood there where she attended Torrance High School. She states she has only been to Korea on holiday.[2]

In June 2008 Park became a United States citizen.[3] She also retains her Brazilian citizenship.[4]

Amateur career[edit]

Park was successful in the American Junior Golf Association, winning five times. In 29 events in four seasons, she posted 24 top-10 finishes. She was also part of the Canon Cup and the USA Junior Solheim Cup. In 2005, she reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, the premier amateur tournament for women golfers in the world.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Deciding to forgo college, Park turned professional in April 2006, competing on the Futures Tour, where she competed in sixteen tournaments. She earned full playing privileges on the LPGA for 2007 at the December 2006 LPGA Qualifying Tournament and was named LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year for 2007. Her best LPGA Tour event finish to date is a 2nd place tie in the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, where she held the lead after two rounds.[5]

In October 2010, Park quit professional golf claiming she was both mentally and physically exhausted although she has not ruled out the possibility of playing again.[6]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T15 LA T26 T21 T48 CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP 5 70 WD DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP T2 T3 CUT DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT T34 DNP DNP

LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 14
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd place finishes – 1
  • 3rd place finishes – 1
  • Top 3 finishes – 2
  • Top 5 finishes – 3
  • Top 10 finishes – 3
  • Top 25 finishes – 5
  • Missed cuts – 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

On the December 2007 cover of KoreAm
Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10 Best
finish
Earnings ($) Rank Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a n/a 76.50 n/a
2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 T15 n/a n/a 72.50 n/a
2007 29 27 0 1 3 8 T2 983,922 8 71.54 9
2008 28 25 0 1 1 7 T2 869,918 17 71.99 37
2009 17 8 0 0 2 3 T3 253,391 53 73.71 117
2010 5 2 0 0 0 0 T51 8,976 98 75.31 118
  • Official as of May 16, 2010

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?mid=2&pid=16670
  2. ^ a b Hack, Damon (2007-05-18). "Park Feels Right at Home Among Sybase Leaders". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  3. ^ Elling, Steve (2008-06-27). "Park victory at Open would have New-American ring to it". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  4. ^ ASAP Sports (2008-07-26). "Evian Masters Post-Round 3 Transcript". FastScripts. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  5. ^ Blondin, Alan (2007-06-29). "Park out front as weather storms in". MyrtleBeachOnline.com. Retrieved 2007-07-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ Brazilian Journal reveals why Angela left the Park Golf

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