|Born||May 23, 1969|
San Leandro, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||Danville, California, U.S.|
|Spouse||Jeff Heitt (since 1995)|
|Children||Jackson (b. 1999)|
Reilly (b. 2002)
|College||San Jose State University|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1994)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 1998|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T5: 2006|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2006|
|du Maurier Classic||5th: 1996|
|Women's British Open||T11: 2004|
|Achievements and awards|
|LPGA Rookie of the Year||1995|
As an amateur, Hurst won the 1986 U.S. Girls' Junior and the 1990 U.S. Women's Amateur. She was also the 1989 U.S. Women's Amateur medalist and was a member of the 1990 U.S. Espirito Santo Trophy team.
Hurst played college golf at San José State University and won team and individual NCAA titles in 1989. She was All-American First team in 1989 and 1990, Big West Champion in 1988 and Big West Champion and Athlete of the Year in 1990. She is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame.
Hurst left San Jose State in 1991 and turned professional. She entered LPGA Tour Qualifying School in 1991 and in 1992, missing both times, the second time by one stroke. Hurst spent the next few years working as a teaching pro at La Quinta Country Club and playing on the Players West Tour, where she won five times. She eventually quit playing golf at one point, taking a job at a Nevada Bob's store in her hometown of San Leandro.
She entered the LPGA Qualifying Tournament again in 1994 and tied for twentieth to earn exempt status for the 1995 season.
Hurst won Rookie of the Year honors in her debut season on the LPGA Tour in 1995. She has six career LPGA titles, including one major, the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1998. Hurst lost a playoff to Annika Sörenstam at the U.S. Women's Open in 2006, the last conducted over a full 18 holes.
Professional wins (11)
LPGA Tour wins (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Jun 8, 1997||Oldsmobile Classic||68-70-71-70=279||−9||1 stroke||Juli Inkster|
|2||Mar 29, 1998||Nabisco Dinah Shore||68-72-70-71=281||−7||1 stroke||Helen Dobson|
|3||May 14, 2000||Electrolux USA Championship||65-68-72-70=275||−13||4 strokes||Juli Inkster|
|4||Sep 4, 2005||State Farm Classic||67-69-65-70=271||−17||3 strokes||Cristie Kerr|
|5||Aug 20, 2006||Safeway Classic||69-69-68=206||−10||1 stroke|| Jeong Jang|
|6||Mar 22, 2009||MasterCard Classic||68-70-68=206||−10||1 stroke|| Lorena Ochoa|
Legend LPGA Tour major championships (1) Other LPGA Tour (5)
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–4)
|1||1997||ITT LPGA Tour Championship|| Lorie Kane
|Sörenstam won with par on third extra hole|
Hurst eliminated with par on first hole
|2||2000||Welch's/Circle K Championship||Annika Sörenstam||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2000||Giant Eagle LPGA Classic||Dorothy Delasin||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|4||2006||U.S. Women's Open||Annika Sörenstam||Lost 18-hole playoff, 70 to 74|
Players West Tour (5)
- 1991–94 Five wins
|1998||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−7 (68-72-70-71=281)||1 stroke||Helen Dobson|
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T33||T34||T75||T21||DNP||T17|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||T47||CUT||T21||T4||DNP||T12|
|du Maurier Classic||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T25||5||CUT||T11||DNP||T23|
|Women's PGA Championship||T17||T41||T43||T13||T7||T5||T25||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||T34||CUT||CUT||T7||CUT||2||T61||T24||WD||CUT|
|Women's British Open ^||CUT||T13||T24||T11||20||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||T8||T62||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||T49||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^^||DNP||DNP||DNP|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||1||3||8||20||14|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||1||0||2||3||6||21||9|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||4||11||4|
|du Maurier Classic||0||0||0||1||1||4||5||4|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1998 Kraft Nabisco – 2001 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2006 LPGA – 2006 U.S. Open)
U.S. national team appearances
- Espirito Santo Trophy: 1990 (winners)
- Solheim Cup: 1998 (winners), 2000, 2002 (winners), 2005 (winners), 2007 (winners)
- World Cup: 2007, 2008
- Handa Cup: 2015 (winners)
Solheim Cup record
|1998||4||3–1–0||0–1–0 lost to L. Davies 1up||2–0–0 won w/ K. Robbins 1up, won w/ K. Robbins 1up||1–0–0 won w/ R. Jones 7&5||3.0||75.0%|
|2000||4||2–1–1||0–0–1 halved w/ L. Neumann||1–1–0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&3, won w/ K. Robbins 1up||1–0–0 won w/ K. Robbins 2&1||2.5||62.5%|
|2002||3||1–2–0||1–0–0 def. M. McKay 3&2||0–1–0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&2||0–1–0 lost w/ K. Kuehne 1up||1.0||33.3%|
|2005||5||2–2–1||1–0–0 def. T. Johnson 2&1||1–0–1 halved w/ C. Kim, won w/ M. Redman 1up||0–2–0 lost w/ W. Ward 2&1, lost w/ C. Kim 4&2||2.5||50.0%|
|2007||4||2–1–1||1–0–0 def. S. Gustafson 2&1||1–0–1 halved w/ C. Kerr, won w/ A. Stanford 4&2||0–1–0 lost w/ B. Lincicome 4&2||2.5||62.5%|
- Miami Herald, Resurgent Hurst just one back at LPGA Championship 2001-06-24, Retrieved 2011-07-12.
- Shipnuck, Alan (April 6, 1998). "Hurst in a burst". Sports Illustrated. p. G38.
- "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
- "Women's Golf Record Book" (PDF). San Jose State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
- Salsig, Ron (July 14, 2006). "Pat Hurst, Palm Springs and the US Open". Alameda Sun. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
- "Win has Hurst taking a plunge". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). wire services. March 30, 1998. p. B10.
- Ferguson, Doug (July 4, 2006). "Sorenstam shines in major fashion". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. B1.
- LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990-1999 Archived September 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 2000-2008 Archived March 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- CNNSi.com, Pat Hurst 2000 LPGA Tour Tournament Record December 25, 2000. Retrieved 2011-06-09.