Jennifer Kupcho

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Jennifer Kupcho
Personal information
Born (1997-05-14) May 14, 1997 (age 23)
Littleton, Colorado
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeWake Forest
Turned professional2019
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour
Professional wins1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT22: 2020
Women's PGA C'shipT7: 2020
U.S. Women's OpenT21: 2017
Women's British OpenCUT: 2019, 2020
Evian ChampionshipT2: 2019
Achievements and awards
Honda Sports Award2018
Mark H. McCormack Medal2018

Jennifer Kupcho (born May 14, 1997) is an American professional golfer.

As a junior at Wake Forest University, she was named the winner of the Honda Sports Award for golf.[1][2] As a senior, Kupcho won the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in 2019.[3][4][5] She also won the 2018 NCAA Division I Golf Championship. Kupcho was the number one ranked women's amateur golfer in the world for a total of 34 weeks, rising to the top on three occasions, the first time on July 11, 2018.

Kupcho turned professional prior to the start of the 2019 U.S. Women's Open.[6] She had earned her LPGA Tour card through the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in November 2018 but deferred playing until she finished her college career.[6][5]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2014 Colorado Junior Stroke Play Championship
  • 2015 CWGA Stroke Play Championship
  • 2016 CWGA Match Play Championship, CWGA Stroke Play Championship, Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invite, The Landfall Tradition
  • 2017 NCAA Athens Regional, CWGA Stroke Play Championship, Canadian Women's Amateur, Ocean Course Invitational
  • 2018 Bryan National Collegiate, NCAA Tallahassee Regional, NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship (individual)
  • 2019 Tar Heel Classic Casa de Campo, Bryan National Collegiate, Augusta National Women's Amateur

Source[7]

Professional wins[edit]

  • 2020 Colorado Women's Open[8]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2019 or in 2020.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
ANA Inspiration T22
U.S. Women's Open CUT T21 T62 T30
Women's PGA Championship CUT T7
The Evian Championship T2 NT
Women's British Open CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = no tournament
T = tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Source[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest Named Honda Sport Award Winner for Golf". CWSA. June 4, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho wins award for top female athletes". Winston-Salem Journal. June 5, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Kupcho Surges On Second Nine to Become Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Champion". Augusta National Women's Amateur. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Nichols, Beth Ann (April 6, 2019). "A dream duel at Augusta National: Jennifer Kupcho outlasts Maria Fassi to win". Golfweek. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Herrington, Ryan (April 6, 2019). "Jennifer Kupcho made winning look easy at Augusta National, but it was far from it". Golf Digest.
  6. ^ a b Gibson, Charlotte (May 29, 2019). "U.S. Women's Open: Top amateurs Maria Fassi and Jennifer Kupcho on to next chapters". ESPN.
  7. ^ a b "Jennifer Kupcho". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Kupcho, Celine Boutier earn state open victories". ESPN. Associated Press. June 9, 2020.