Updated: Jan, 2017

ANNIE PARK

The Facts

Birthday: April 9, 1995
Rookie Year on LPGA: 2016
Birthplace: Levittown, NY
Best LPGA Finish: T-6th (2016 ShopRite Classic)
Best LPGA Major Finish:
T-22nd (2016 Evian Championship)
Best Score: 64 (2016 Evian Championship)
Best Scoring Average for a year: 72.56 (2016)
Best Season money total: $172,315 (2016)
Best Season Money Position: 82nd (2016)
Most Top Tens/Season:
2 (2016)
Rookie of the Year Finish:
5th
Height: 5'4"
2017 LPGA Status: Category 11
Nicknames: None Known
How's her English?: Fluent
Road to the LPGA: Finished first on the 2015 Symetra Tour to earn full status on the 2016 LPGA.

Capsule Bio

Annie Park is a Korean American born and raised on Long Island. She was a top junior golfer, and made history in 2012 by becoming the first girl to win the Nassau Boys High School Championship (she won by six shots).

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She went to USC in late 2012, and immediately became one of the most dominating college golfers in the country. She helped lead USC to its third national title, won the 2013 WGCA and Pac12 Player and Freshman of the Year awards, and collected the Honda Sports Award for top women college golfer. She won four titles that season, including the PAC12 championship, the NCAA West Regional and the NCAA Title. She became only the second woman to sweep Conference, Regional and National titles in the same year. At the NCAA Championship, she came close to setting the all time scoring record as well.

Park played at the 2013 US Women's Open at Sebonack CC. She was the only 'hometown girl' in the field, but alas she missed the cut.

Park continued to play for USC in 2014. She played the 2014 Kraft Nabisco but missed the cut. She also represented the US at the Curtis Cup, where she was 3-1, and the World University Golf Championship, where she helped the US finish second.

She turned pro in 2015 and joined the Symetra Tour. In just eleven events, she won three times and earned full playing privileges for the LPGA in 2016. She also led that tour's money list by year's end, even though she played half as many events as the other players did. She won the tour's Player and Rookie of the Year awards as well.

In 2016, Annie Park had a good LPGA rookie year, notching two top tens and making around $172,000. She finished 82nd on the money list, which left her with category 11 status for 2017. Her best moment of the season came at the year's final Major, the Evian Championship, where she shot a blazing 64 in the first round to temporarily put herself in the hunt for the title. She faded after that, but her 22nd place finish was still her best ever in a Major.

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