Angela Park is a 19- year old American old professional golfer who currently plays on the LPGA. Born in Brazil on August 25, 1988, Park started playing golf at the age of 9 and credits her parents as the most influential people in her career.
Shortly after her family moved to California, Park took up the sport and quickly rose to the top of the ranks, winning five events on the American Golf Association Circuit and being named the First Team Rolex Junior All-American in 2004 and 2005. During her 4 seasons in the AJGA, Park finished in the top 10 in 24 of those starts, out of a total of 29 AJGA events. She also tied for 15th in the LPGA’s 2006 Kraft Nabisco championship.
Park turned pro in April of 2006 and immediately competed in the Duramed FUTURES Tour, recording a season best tie of 3rd at the Tucson Duramed FUTURES Golf Classic. She also earned an exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season by tying for 5th at the LPGA Final Qualifying tournament. Later in 2007, Park grabbed the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year award, beating South Korean golfer In-Kyung Kim for the prize.
Park’s first top 10 at a Major happened in June when she finished 5th, just a week after the Ginn Tribute where she also made a top 10. A few weeks later she was competing at the US Women’s Open, an event which was plagued by bad weather and rainy days. After taking the lead for the first few days, Park dropped a few places in the final round and finally ended with a 2nd place finish, making this one her second consecutive top 5 finish in a Major.