Pat Hurst

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Pat Hurst
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1969-05-23) May 23, 1969 (age 44)
San Leandro, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Danville, California, U.S.[1]
Spouse Jeff Heitt (since 1995)
Children Jackson (b. 1999)
Reilly (b. 2002)
Career
College San Jose State University
(three years)
Turned professional 1991
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1994)
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 6
Other 5
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship Won: 1998
LPGA Championship T5: 2006
U.S. Women's Open 2nd: 2006
du Maurier Classic 5th: 1996
Women's British Open T11: 2004
The Evian Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1995

Pat Hurst (born May 23, 1969) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.

Hurst's father is American and her mother is originally from Japan. She was born in San Leandro, California and raised in California.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, Hurst won the 1986 U.S. Girls' Junior and the 1990 U.S. Women's Amateur. She was also the 1989 U.S. Women's Amateur medalist and was a member of the 1990 U.S. Espirito Santo Trophy team.[2]

Hurst attended San José State University and won team and individual NCAA titles in 1989. She was All-American First team in 1989 and 1990, Big West Champion in 1988 and Big West Champion and Athlete of the Year in 1990. She is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Hurst left San Jose Sate University in 1991 and turned professional. She entered LPGA Tour Qualifying School in 1991 and in 1992, missing both times, the second time by one stroke. She spent the next few years working as a teaching pro at the La Quinta Country Club and playing on the Players West Tour, where she won five times. She eventually quit playing golf at one point, taking a job at a Nevada Bob's store in her hometown of San Leandro, California.[4]

In 1994 she entered the LPGA Qualifying Tournament again. This time she tied for 20th to earn exempt status for the 1995 season.

In 1995, Hurst won Rookie of the Year honors in her debut season on the LPGA Tour. She has six career LPGA titles, including one major, the 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore. Her best money list finish was 6th in 2000. She has represented the United States in the Solheim Cup five times: in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2007.

Professional wins (11)[edit]

LPGA Tour (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 8, 1997 Oldsmobile Classic −9 (68-70-71-70=279) 1 stroke United States Juli Inkster[5]
2 Mar 29, 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore −7 (68-72-70-71=281) 1 stroke England Helen Dobson
3 May 14, 2000 Electrolux USA Championship −13 (65-68-72-70=275) 4 strokes United States Juli Inkster[6][7]
4 Sep 4, 2005 State Farm Classic −17 (67-69-65-70=271) 3 strokes United States Cristie Kerr
5 Aug 20, 2006 Safeway Classic −10 (69-69-68=206) 1 stroke United States Kim Saiki
South Korea Jeong Jang
6 Mar 22, 2009 MasterCard Classic −10 (68-70-68=206) 1 stroke Mexico Lorena Ochoa
Taiwan Yani Tseng

LPGA majors are shown in bold.

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 ITT LPGA Tour Championship Canada Lorie Kane, Sweden Annika Sörenstam Sörenstam won with par on third extra hole
Hurst eliminated with par on first hole
2 2000 Welch's/Circle K Championship Sweden Annika Sörenstam Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 2000 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic United States Dorothy Delasin Lost to par on second extra hole
4 2006 U.S. Women's Open Sweden Annika Sörenstam Lost 18-hole playoff (Sörenstam:70, Hurst: 74)

Players West Tour (5)[edit]

  • 1991-1994 (5) Five wins

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore −7 (68-72-70-71=281) 1 stroke England Helen Dobson

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T49 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T16 1 T43 T10
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T33 T34 T75 T21 DNP T17
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP T47 CUT T21 T4 DNP T12
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T25 5 CUT T11 DNP T23
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Kraft Nabisco Championship T9 T36 T51 T35 T23 T17 T37 T55 T8 T48
LPGA Championship T17 T41 T43 T13 T7 T5 T25 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T34 CUT CUT T7 CUT 2 T61 T24 WD CUT
Women's British Open ^ CUT T13 T24 T11 20 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T43 CUT CUT
LPGA Championship T8 T62 CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT DNP
Women's British Open ^ T49 DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^^ DNP


^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 76
  • Wins – 1
  • 2nd place finishes – 1
  • 3rd place finishes – 0
  • Top 3 finishes – 2
  • Top 5 finishes – 5
  • Top 10 finishes – 11
  • Top 25 finishes – 29
  • Missed cuts – 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 20 10–7–3 3–1–1 5–2–2 2–4–0 11.5 57.5%
1998 4 3–1–0 0–1–0 lost to L. Davies 1up 2–0–0 won w/ K. Robbins 1up, won w/ K. Robbins 1up 1–0–0 won w/ R. Jones 7&5 3.0 75.0%
2000 4 2–1–1 0–0–1 halved w/ L. Neumann 1–1–0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&3, won w/ K. Robbins 1up 1–0–0 won w/ K. Robbins 2&1 2.5 62.5%
2002 3 1–2–0 1–0–0 def. M. McKay 3&2 0–1–0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&2 0–1–0 lost w/ K. Kuehne 1up 1.0 33.3%
2005 5 2–2–1 1–0–0 def. T. Johnson 2&1 1–0–1 halved w/ C. Kim, won w/ M. Redman 1up 0–2–0 lost w/ W. Ward 2&1, lost w/ C. Kim 4&2 2.5 50.0%
2007 4 2–1–1 1–0–0 def. S. Gustafson 2&1 1–0–1 halved w/ C. Kerr, won w/ A. Stanford 4&2 0–1–0 lost w/ B. Lincicome 4&2 2.5 62.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miami Herald, Resurgent Hurst just one back at LPGA Championship 2001-06-24, Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  2. ^ "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Women's Golf Record Book". San Jose State University. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  4. ^ Salsig, Ron (July 14, 2006). "Pat Hurst, Palm Springs and the US Open". Alameda Sun. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  5. ^ LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990-1999 Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  6. ^ LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 2000-2008 Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  7. ^ CNNSi.com, Pat Hurst 2000 LPGA Tour Tournament Record December 25, 2000. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

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