Laura Diaz

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Laura Diaz
2009 LPGA Championship - Laura Diaz (4).jpg
Personal information
Full nameLaura Philo Diaz
Born (1975-04-27) April 27, 1975 (age 43)
Scotia, New York, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality United States
SpouseKevin Diaz (m. 2000)
ChildrenRobert (b. 2006)
Lily (b. 2010)
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1999)
Former tour(s)Ladies European Tour (joined 1998)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Symetra Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT3: 2005
Women's PGA C'ship2nd: 2001
U.S. Women's OpenT7: 2002
du Maurier ClassicT7: 2000
Women's British OpenT3: 2001
Evian ChampionshipT54: 2014
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
1998

Laura Diaz (born April 27, 1975) is an American professional golfer.

Diaz was born Laura Philo in Scotia, New York. She won the 1995 North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst. In 1996 she won the Eastern Women's Amateur Championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the 1996 U.S. Women's Amateur. A business student at Wake Forest University, Diaz was named the university's 1997 Female Athlete of the Year.

Diaz turned professional in 1997 and spent three years playing on the Futures Tour where she scored three tournament wins. She also played on the Ladies European Tour, where she was rookie of the year in 1998. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1999 and has earned two victories, both coming in the 2002 season when she had ten top-10 finishes. She has played on four Solheim Cup teams (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007).

Prior to 2000, she competed as Laura Philo before marrying her husband, Kevin Diaz, and taking his last name. Laura's brother, Ron Philo Jr., is a PGA Professional who made the cut at the 2005 PGA Championship[1].

Professional wins (5)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Mar 24, 2002 Welch's/Circle K Championship 67-67-68-68=270 -18 1 stroke United States Juli Inkster 120,000
2 May 26, 2002 LPGA Corning Classic 66-69-69-70=274 -14 2 strokes United States Rosie Jones 150,000

Futures Tour wins (3)[edit]

  • 1997 Weston Hills FUTURES Classic
  • 1998 SunTrust FUTURES Classic, Eaglebrooke FUTURES Championship

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

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