Virada Nirapathpongporn

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Virada Nirapathpongporn
วิรดา นิราพาธพงศ์พร
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1982-04-21) 21 April 1982 (age 32)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality  Thailand
Career
College Duke University
Turned professional 2004
Retired 2011
Current tour(s) Futures Tour
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (2006-2008)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T21: 2003
LPGA Championship T74: 2007
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2002-06, 2008
Women's British Open CUT: 2006

Virada Nirapathpongporn (Thai: วิรดา นิราพาธพงศ์พร, born 21 April 1982) is a Thai former professional golfer who won the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Nirapathpongporn was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She attended Duke University where she won the 2002 NCAA Division I Championship. She graduated in 2004 with a degree in psychology. She was voted the 2004 Nancy Lopez Award as the world's top female amateur. She was also runner-up in the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.

Nirapathpongporn turned professional in June 2004 to play on the Futures Tour. In 2005, she won two tournaments. In 2006 she was an LPGA Tour rookie and wrote a blog for lpga.com.

In late February 2011, Nirapathpongporn announced she would be retiring from competitive golf and moving back to Thailand after living in the United States for fifteen years.[1]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Futures Tour wins (2)[edit]

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