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Name: - Se Ri Pak
Country: - South Korea
Born : - Sept 28, 1977 in Daejeon in the central region of South Korea.
Original Home/Club: - Daejeon, South Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1996

Roll of Honour

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


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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

2010Wmn AmericaMobile Bay LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Magnolia Grove203 (-13)$195,000
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].
2007Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows267 (-17)$195,000
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].
2006Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABulle Rock GC280 (-8)$270,000
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].
2004Wmn AmericaKingsmill ChampionshipKingsmill Resort275 (-9)$330,000
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].
2003Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC200 (-16)$202,500
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].
2003Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.03n/a
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.
2003Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows271 (-13)$150,000
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].
2003Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC265 (-23)$150,000
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].
2002Wmn AmericaBetsy King ClassicBerkleigh CC267 (-21)$180,000
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].
2002Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipNine Bridges Jeju Is.213 (-3)US$225,000
Due to be played as the inaugural Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic (KLPGA/LPGA Trs event), but cancelled due to the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC.
2002Wmn AmericaOffice Depot Ch'shipEl Caballero209 (-7)$150,000
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].
2002Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)RTJ Trail at Magnolia Grove268 (-20)$122,000
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].
2002Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGADuPont CC279 (-5)$225,000
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].
2001Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenSunningdale, Eng277 (-11)£155,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaLongs Drugs ChallengeTwelve Bridges208 (-8)$120,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows269 (-15)$150,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)RTJ Trail at Magnolia Grove272 (-16)$122,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaYourLife Vitamins ClassicGrand Cypress203 (-13)$150,000
Played as 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].
1999Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipDesert Inn CC276 (-12)$215,000
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. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1999Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows276 (-8)$135,000
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].
1999Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipRush Creek280 (-8)$150,000
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].
1999Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort198 (-15)$150,000
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].
1998Wmn AmericaGiant Eagle LPGA ClassicAvalon Lakes CC201 (-15)$120,000
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 CC, Warren, Ohio].
1998Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows261 (-23)$120,000
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].
1998Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAx$872,170
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.
1998Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenBlackwolf Run290 (+6)$267,500
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.].
1998Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGADuPont CC273 (-11)$195,000
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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