Who's who: Grace Park

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Who's who: Grace Park

  • Name:

    Ji-eun "Grace" Park
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    March 6, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1999

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). US Women's Amateur champion (1998). Multiple wins on the LPGA (6) and Futures (5) Tours.

Did you know?

Park moved from South Korea to Hawaii when aged 12, and then to Arizona, where she attended college at Arizona State University. She graduated from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Park had an outstanding amateur career, which culminated in 1998 when she won the US Women's Amateur Championship. After turning professional in 1999, Park enjoyed further success, first on the Futures Tour and then on the main LPGA Tour. She retired from professional tournament golf in 2012.

Top tournaments won by Grace Park

2004
Majors
277 (-11)
$240,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (33rd) (Mar 25-28). Second-placed Aree Song (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

2004
Awards
69.99
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Venue

Score

69.99

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Park (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour (over a minimum of 70 rounds). Lorena Ochoa (Mex) was second with 70.02; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with 70.33. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) averaged 68.70, but played only 66 rounds.

2004
Asia
Nine Bridges Jeju Is.
200 (-16)
US$202,500
Sports Today

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Venue

Nine Bridges Jeju Is.

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

US$202,500

Title sponsor

Sports Today

Played as the CJ Nine Bridges Classic presented by Sports Today (Oct 29-31; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Carin Koch (Swe) finished 5 shots behind home-country winner Grace Park (S Kor), who recorded the last of her six LPGA Tour wins. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].

2003
America
275 (-9)
$240,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the inaugural Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill (May 1-4). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA), Lorena Ochoa (Mex) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Grace Park (S Kor). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2002
Asia
22nd hole
US$153,000
Cisco

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Venue

Narita

Score

22nd hole

Prize money

US$153,000

Title sponsor

Cisco

Played as the Cisco World Ladies Match Play Championship (Oct 31-Nov 3; LPGA/JLPGA Tours 32-player individual match play event; not played after 2002). Grace Park (S Kor) beat Midori Yoneyama (Jpn) with an 18-foot birdie putt at the 22nd hole in the final. [Narita GC, Narita, Chiba, Japan].

2001
America
280 (-6)
$123,750
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Score

280 (-6)

Prize money

$123,750

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as The Office Depot (Jan 25-28). Second-placed and defending champion Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor). [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

2000
America
274 (-14)
$112,500
Kathy Ireland

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

Kathy Ireland

Played as the Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic (June 1-4). Second-placed Pat Hurst (USA) and Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Park (S Kor). [Wachesaw Plantn East GC, Murrells Inlet, nr Myrtle Beach, SC].

1998
Amateur
Barton Hills CC
7 & 6
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Park, Grace

Venue

Barton Hills CC

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (98th). Park (S Kor) beat Jenny Chuasiriporn (USA) 7 and 6 in the final. [Barton Hills CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.].

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