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Name: - Morgan Pressel
Country: - USA
Born : - May 23rd, 1988 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
Original Home/Club: - Tampa, Florida / St Andrews CC, Boca Raton, FL.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2005
Web Address: - http://www.morganpressel.org

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Kraft Nabisco Ch'ship (2007; became the ANA Inspiration). US Women's Amateur champion (2005). Solheim Cup player (2007, '09, '11, '13, '15). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Japan Tours.


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Pressel started playing golf at the age of eight, and four years later in 2001 became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open (a record that was broken by Lexi Thompson). In 2003 her mother died of breast cancer, at which time Pressel moved in with her grandparents Herb & Evelyn Krickstein (the parents of former top-10 professional tennis player, Aaron Krickstein). In 2005, having already won the US Women's Amateur championship, Morgan Pressel almost became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open. Aged 17 and still an amateur, she came second and narrowly missed out by two shots to Birdie Kim of Korea.


Top tournaments won by Morgan Pressel

2008Wmn AmericaKapalua LPGA ClassicKapalua Resort280 (-8)$225,000
Played as the inaugural (and only) Kapalua LPGA Classic (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Pressel (USA). [Bay course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2007Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC285 (-3)$300,000
Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (36th) (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Catriona Matthew (Scot), Brittany Lincicome (USA) and Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Pressel (USA). 18-year old Pressel became the youngest ever winner of a major championship in LPGA history. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
2005Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)Ansley GC9 & 8n/a
The US Women's Amateur Championship (105th). 17-year old Pressel (USA) beat Maru Martinez (Ven) 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Settindown course, Ansley GC, Roswell, Atlanta, GA].

 

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