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