Rosales at the 2008 LPGA Championship
September 17, 1978 |
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Residence||Rowland Heights, California, U.S.|
|College||University of Southern California (two years)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2000)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T9: 2003|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T11: 2003|
|U.S. Women's Open||4th: 2004|
|du Maurier Classic||CUT: 2000|
|Women's British Open||T4: 2002|
|Evian Championship||CUT: 2013, 2014|
Born in Manila, Rosales won the Philippine Ladies Amateur Golf Championship five times in a row from 1994 to 1998. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and won the 1998 NCAA Championship as a freshman in 1998. Rosales also won the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational, and was named first team All-American for 1998-1999, her sophomore year with the Trojans.
Rosales gained exempt status for the LPGA Tour for the 2000 season by finishing tied for seventh at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in October 1999. She became the first golfer from the Philippines to win on the LPGA Tour at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in 2004. Rosales gained her second win at the first official tournament of the 2005 season, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.
In 2005, Rosales teamed with Dorothy Delasin to represent the Philippines in the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf, where they finished second. She played with Ana Larraneta in the 2006 event, and was part of Team Asia at the Lexus Cup in 2005 and 2006. Rosales and Delasin again represented the Philippines in 2008 at the World Cup, and won by two strokes over the team from Korea. The duo birdied the last four holes in the final round for 65 (–7) in the fourball (better ball) format, for a 54-hole total of 198 (–18).
Professional wins (3)
LPGA Tour (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||May 2, 2004||Chick-fil-A Charity Championship||70-70-69-65=274||–14||1 stroke|| Rosie Jones
Jung Yeon Lee
|2||Feb 26, 2005||SBS Open at Turtle Bay||66-69-73=208||–8||2 strokes|| Cristie Kerr
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2003||Giant Eagle LPGA Classic|| Lori Kane
|Teske won with birdie on third extra hole|
- Lexus Cup (representing Asia team): 2005, 2006 (winners)
- World Cup (representing the Philippines): 2005, 2008 (winners)
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- Martin Park (2004-12-17). "Women's World Cup of Golf: Twenty teams confirmed". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- Martin Park (2005-02-13). "Japan survive scare to win World Cup". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
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- "Internationals win The Lexus Cup". Ladies European Tour. 2005-12-12. Archived from the original on 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Filipina golfer helps Team Asia win Lexus Cup". Good News Pilipinas. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2007-04-14.