Who's who: Se Ri Pak

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Who's who: Se Ri Pak

  • Name:

    Se Ri Pak
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Sept 28, 1977 in Daejeon, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1996

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (5). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Korea LPGA Tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1998). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2007).

Did you know?

Pak turned professional in 1996 aged 19, and the following year moved to the United States. At the time the only Korean player on the LPGA Tour, her rookie year in 1998 was marked by outstanding success. The first two events she won were both major championships, with three of her four wins coming in the month of July 1998.

Top tournaments won by Se Ri Pak

2010
America
203 (-13)
$195,000
Bell Micro

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Bell Micro

Played as the Bell Micro LPGA Classic (May 13-16). Pak (S Kor) beat Brittany Lincicome (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record the last of her 25 LPGA Tour wins. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

2007
America
Highland Meadows
267 (-17)
$195,000
Owens Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Owens Corning

Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 12-15). Second-placed Morgan Pressel (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who won this event for the fifth time. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2006
Majors
280 (-8)
$270,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (52nd) (June 8-11). 28-year-old Pak (S Kor) beat Karrie Webb (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Bulle Rock GC, Havre De Grace, Maryland].

2004
America
275 (-9)
$330,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (May 6-9). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) and Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2003
America
Highland Meadows
271 (-13)
$150,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic presented by ALLTEL (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Marisa Baena (USA) and Hee-Won Han (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who won this event for the fourth time. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2003
America
Eagle's Landing CC
200 (-16)
$202,500
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$202,500

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (April 25-27). Pak (S Kor) beat Shani Waugh (Aus) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

2003
America
Moon Valley CC
265 (-23)
$150,000
Safeway/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Safeway/PING

Played as the Safeway PING Championship presented by Yoplait (March 20-23). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Pak (S Kor). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

2003
Awards
70.03
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Score

70.03

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Pak (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour (over a minimum of 70 rounds). Grace Park (S Kor) was second with 70.11; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with 70.39. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) averaged 69.02, but played only 60 rounds.

2002
Majors
DuPont CC
279 (-5)
$225,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by AIG (48th) (June 6-9). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old Pak (S Kor), who claimed this title for the second time. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

2002
Asia
Nine Bridges Jeju Is.
213 (-3)
US$225,000
Sports Today

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Nine Bridges Jeju Is.

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Sports Today

Played as the inaugural Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic (Oct 25-27; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Carin Koch (Swe) finished 6 shots behind Pak (S Kor). The originally intended inaugural event in 2001 was cancelled due to 9/11 tragedy. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$122,000

Title sponsor

Mobile

Played as the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions presented by Ultimate Software (Oct 10-13). Second-placed Carin Koch (Swe) and Catriona Matthew (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

2002
America
Berkleigh GC
267 (-21)
$180,000
First Union

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

First Union

Played as the First Union Betsy King Classic (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

2002
America
El Caballero
209 (-7)
$150,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

El Caballero

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as The Office Depot Championship hosted by Amy Alcott (April 5-7). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Pak (S Kor). [El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA].

2001
Majors
277 (-11)
£155,000
Weetabix

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£155,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

The Weetabix Women's British Open (25th) (Aug 2-5; first year as an LPGA major championship, replacing the Du Maurier Classic). Second-placed Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

2001
America
Twelve Bridges
208 (-8)
$120,000
Longs Drugs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Twelve Bridges

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Longs Drugs

Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge. Second-placed Laura Diaz (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Twelve Bridges GC, Lincoln, nr Sacremento, CA; now known as Catta Verdera CC].

2001
America
Highland Meadows
269 (-15)
$150,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic presented by ALLTEL (July 5-8). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who won this event for the third time. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$122,000

Title sponsor

Aflac

Played as the AFLAC Champions presented by Southern Living (Sept 27-30). Second-placed Lorie Kane (Can) finished 5 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

2001
America
203 (-13)
$150,000
YourLife Vitamins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

YourLife Vitamins

Played as the inaugural (and only) YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic (Jan 12-14; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Penny Hammel (USA) and Carin Koch (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Pak (S Kor). [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].

1999
America
198 (-15)
$150,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 18-20). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

1999
America
276 (-12)
$215,000
PageNet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

PageNet

Played as the PageNet Championship (Nov 11-14; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Pak (S Kor) beat Karrie Webb (Aus) and defending champion Laura Davies (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

1999
America
280 (-8)
$150,000
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf (Sept 9-12; for the world's top 20 women professionals; previously top 16). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Pak (S Kor). [Rush Creek GC, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].

1999
America
Highland Meadows
276 (-8)
$135,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic (July 1-4). Defending champion Pak (S Kor) beat Kelli Kuehne (USA), Carin Koch (Swe), Karrie Webb (Aus), Sherri Steinhauer (USA) and Mardi Lunn (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

1998
America
Highland Meadows
261 (-23)
$120,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

261 (-23)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Lisa Hackney (Eng) finished 9 shots behind Pak (S Kor), who claimed back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

1998
Majors
290 (+6)
$267,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

290 (+6)

Prize money

$267,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (53rd) (July 2-6). Pak (S Kor) beat Jenny Chausiriporn (USA, amateur) with a birdie at the second sudden-death playoff hole (par-4 11th). This followed an 18-hole playoff in which both players scored 73 (+2). [Original Championship course - composite of River & Meadow Valleys courses - Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.].

1998
America
201 (-15)
$120,000
Giant Eagle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Giant Eagle

Played as the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic (July 24-26). Second-placed Dottie Pepper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pak (S Kor), who recorded her third win in the last four LPGA Tour events. [Avalon Lakes course, Avalon G&CC, Warren, Ohio; at the time known as Avalon Lakes CC].

1998
Awards
x
$872,170
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$872,170

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Pak (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 1998 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Pak finished second on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $872,170.

1998
Majors
DuPont CC
273 (-11)
$195,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pak, Se Ri

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship (44th) (May 14-17). Second-placed Donna Andrews (USA) and Lisa Hackney (Eng; later called Lisa Hall) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Pak (S Kor). LPGA Tour rookie and wire-to-wire winner Pak claimed the first of her five major championship titles. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

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