Name:Ji-eun "Grace" Park
Born:March 6, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea.
MAJORS (1). US Women's Amateur champion (1998). Multiple wins on the LPGA (6) and Futures (5) Tours.
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.
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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