Pearl Sinn

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Pearl Sinn-Bonanni
Personal information
Full name Ji Young "Pearl" Sinn-Bonanni
Born (1967-07-17) July 17, 1967 (age 50)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality  South Korea
 United States
Residence Manhattan Beach, California
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1989
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (1989-1990)
Ladies European Tour (1990)
LPGA Tour (1991-2005)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
LPGA of Korea Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T35: 1996
Women's PGA C'ship T26: 1999
U.S. Women's Open T33: 1997
du Maurier Classic T40: 1999
Women's British Open T15: 2001
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year

Ji Young "Pearl" Sinn-Bonanni (born July 17, 1967) is a Korean-American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She played under her maiden name, Pearl Sinn until her marriage in 2002.

Sinn was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her family moved to the United States when she was 9 and she became a U.S. citizen at age 14, renouncing her Korean citizenship.[1]

Sinn had a very successful amateur career. She played college golf at Arizona State University where she was a three-time All-American. She won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in 1988[2] and 1989[3] (after finishing runner-up in 1987[4]) and the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1988.[5] Sinn also played on the winning U.S. teams in the 1988 Curtis Cup and 1988 Espirito Santo Trophy. Under USGA rules, the 1988 Women's Amateur win makes her eligible for the U.S. Senior Women's Open in 2018.

Sinn turned professional in 1989 and played on the Futures Tour and Ladies European Tour where she was Rookie of the Year in 1990.

Sinn played on the LPGA Tour from 1991 to 2005, winning once[6] in 1998.[7]

Sinn-Bonanni is currently head coach of the women's golf team at Cal State Fullerton.[8]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 30, 1998 State Farm Rail Classic –16 (69-66-65=200) 1 stroke United States Michele Redman

KLPGA wins (1)[edit]

  • 1999 BUY KOREA Ladies Open

Team appearances[edit]



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