Park in June 2009
|Full name||Angela Park|
August 25, 1988|
Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Residence||Cypress, California, U.S.|
Futures Tour (joined 2006)|
LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T15: 2006|
|Women's PGA C'ship||5th: 2007|
|U.S. Women's Open||T2: 2007|
|Women's British Open||T34: 2008|
|Achievements and awards|
Rookie of the Year
|Revised Romanization||Bak Hye-in|
|Commonly known as:|
|Revised Romanization||Anjella Bak|
Childhood and personal life
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.
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.
Deciding to forgo college, Park turned professional at age 17 in April 2006, competing on the Futures Tour, where she entered sixteen events. 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 finish on the LPGA tour was a tie for runner-up as a rookie at the U.S. Women's Open, where she led after two rounds.
In October 2010, Park quit professional golf at age 22, claiming she was both mentally and physically exhausted although she has not ruled out the possibility of playing again.
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||T15 LA||T26||T21||T48||CUT|
|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.
- 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
- Hack, Damon (2007-05-18). "Park Feels Right at Home Among Sybase Leaders". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
- Elling, Steve (2008-06-27). "Park victory at Open would have New-American ring to it". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2008-06-30.[permanent dead link]
- "Evian Masters Post-Round 3 Transcript". ASAP Sports. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- Blondin, Alan (2007-06-29). "Park out front as weather storms in". MyrtleBeachOnline.com. Retrieved 2007-07-02.[dead link]
- Brazilian Journal reveals why Angela left the Park Golf
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