Jennifer Rosales

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Jennifer Rosales
2008 LPGA Championship - Jennifer Rosales 3.jpg
Rosales at the 2008 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born (1978-09-17) September 17, 1978 (age 42)
Manila, Philippines
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Philippines
ResidenceRowland Heights, California, U.S.
CollegeUniversity of Southern California (two years)
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2000)
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT9: 2003
Women's PGA C'shipT11: 2003
U.S. Women's Open4th: 2004
du Maurier ClassicCUT: 2000
Women's British OpenT4: 2002
Evian ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2014

Jennifer Rosales (born September 17, 1978) is a professional golfer from the Philippines, currently playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Manila, Rosales won the Philippine Ladies Amateur Golf Championship five times in a row from 1994 to 1998.[1] She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and won the 1998 NCAA Championship as a freshman in 1998.[2] Rosales also won the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational,[3] and was named first team All-American for 1998-1999, her sophomore year with the Trojans.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Rosales at the 2008 LPGA Championship.

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.[5] She became the first golfer from the Philippines to win on the LPGA Tour at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in 2004.[6] Rosales gained her second win at the first official tournament of the 2005 season, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.[7]

In 2005, Rosales teamed with Dorothy Delasin to represent the Philippines in the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf,[8] where they finished second.[9] She played with Ana Larraneta in the 2006 event,[10] and was part of Team Asia at the Lexus Cup in 2005 and 2006.[11][12] 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).

For the 2014 season, Rosales earned full status on the LPGA Tour by finishing 68th on the 2013 money list.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 May 2, 2004 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship 70-70-69-65=274 –14 1 stroke United States Rosie Jones
South Korea Jung Yeon Lee
Wales Becky Morgan
South Korea Grace Park
2 Feb 26, 2005 SBS Open at Turtle Bay 66-69-73=208 –8 2 strokes United States Cristie Kerr
United States Michelle Wie

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2003 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic Canada Lori Kane
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
Australia Rachel Teske
Teske won with birdie on third extra hole

Other (1)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Philippine Ladies Amateur Golf Championship". Women's Golf Association of the Philippines. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  2. ^ "Jennifer Rosales Captures Women's Golf Title". University of Southern California. May 23, 1998. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  3. ^ "1998-99 Final Stats". Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  4. ^ "Division I All-American Teams 1998 - 2006" (PDF). National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Rosales Full Career Biography" (PDF). LPGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  6. ^ "Rosales wins first title with 7-under at Chick-fil-A". Sports Illustrated. May 2, 2004. Retrieved May 18, 2008.
  7. ^ Ann Miller (February 27, 2005). "Rosales bests wind, Wie to win SBS title". The Honolulu Advertiser. Archived from the original on October 30, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  8. ^ Martin Park (December 17, 2004). "Women's World Cup of Golf: Twenty teams confirmed". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  9. ^ Martin Park (February 13, 2005). "Japan survive scare to win World Cup". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  10. ^ "Champions announced for Women's World Cup of Golf". Ladies European Tour. December 5, 2005. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  11. ^ "Internationals win The Lexus Cup". Ladies European Tour. December 12, 2005. Archived from the original on October 25, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  12. ^ "Filipina golfer helps Team Asia win Lexus Cup". Good News Pilipinas. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2007.

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