|— Golfer —|
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
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||Won: 1998|
|LPGA Championship||T5: 2006|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2006|
|du Maurier Classic||5th: 1996|
|Women's British Open||T11: 2004|
|The Evian Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|LPGA Rookie of the Year||1995|
Hurst's father is American and her mother is originally from Japan. She was born in San Leandro, California and raised in California.
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 attended 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 Sate University 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. She spent the next few years working as a teaching pro at the 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, California.
In 1994 she entered the LPGA Qualifying Tournament again. This time she tied for 20th to earn exempt status for the 1995 season.
In 1995, Hurst won Rookie of the Year honors in her debut season on the LPGA Tour. She has six career LPGA titles, including one major, the 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore. Her best money list finish was 6th in 2000. She has represented the United States in the Solheim Cup five times: in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2007.
Professional wins (11)
LPGA Tour (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 8, 1997||Oldsmobile Classic||−9 (68-70-71-70=279)||1 stroke||Juli Inkster|
|2||Mar 29, 1998||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−7 (68-72-70-71=281)||1 stroke||Helen Dobson|
|3||May 14, 2000||Electrolux USA Championship||−13 (65-68-72-70=275)||4 strokes||Juli Inkster|
|4||Sep 4, 2005||State Farm Classic||−17 (67-69-65-70=271)||3 strokes||Cristie Kerr|
|5||Aug 20, 2006||Safeway Classic||−10 (69-69-68=206)||1 stroke|| Kim Saiki
|6||Mar 22, 2009||MasterCard Classic||−10 (68-70-68=206)||1 stroke|| Lorena Ochoa
LPGA majors are shown in bold.
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–4)
|1||1997||ITT LPGA Tour Championship||Lorie Kane, Annika Sörenstam||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 (Sörenstam:70, Hurst: 74)|
Players West Tour (5)
- 1991-1994 (5) Five wins
|1998||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−7 (68-72-70-71=281)||1 stroke||Helen Dobson|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||T49||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||T16||1||T43||T10|
|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|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T9||T36||T51||T35||T23||T17||T37||T55||T8||T48|
|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|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||T43||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||T49||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^^||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.
- Starts – 76
- Wins – 1
- 2nd place finishes – 1
- 3rd place finishes – 0
- Top 3 finishes – 2
- Top 5 finishes – 5
- Top 10 finishes – 11
- Top 25 finishes – 29
- Missed cuts – 26
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2
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
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.
- "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
- "Women's Golf Record Book". San Jose State University. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
- Salsig, Ron (July 14, 2006). "Pat Hurst, Palm Springs and the US Open". Alameda Sun. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
- LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990-1999 Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- LPGA, LPGA Tournament Chronology 2000-2008 Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- CNNSi.com, Pat Hurst 2000 LPGA Tour Tournament Record December 25, 2000. Retrieved 2011-06-09.