Jeff Golden photos of the third and final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves during the first round of the event played at Palos Verdes Golf Club.
Photos of Pepperdine from the first and second rounds at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.
CAREER: A two-time All-American ... In parts of two seasons at Pepperdine, had a career stroke average of 72.81 ... Appeared in 13 tournaments for the Waves and made 11 top-20 finishes and eight top-10 results with one victory ... Played 37 total rounds ... Notched a total of 12 sub-par rounds (tied for eighth in Pepperdine history).
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned Golfweek All-American second team honors for the second straight year as a sophomore ... Also claimed All-WCC first team honors ... Ranked #14 nationally in the final Golfweek/Sagarin poll ... Had a 72.42 stroke average (the second-best single-season figure in school history) in 19 rounds ... In seven tournaments, had six top-20 results and five top-10 finishes ... Her only non-top-20 result came after withdrawing from a tournament due to injury ... Named WCC Player of the Month in September, February and March ... Finished second at the UNLV Spring Invitational with a career-best 10-under 206 (71-69-66) after losing in a playoff ... Also finished second at the WCC Championships (73-70-75=218) for the second straight year ... Tied for third place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (77-70-73=220) ... Tied for sixth place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with an even-par 216 (74-72-70) ... Seventh place at the Bruin Wave Invitational (71-73-74=218) ... Led the team with eight sub-par rounds, including a 6-under 66 in the third round of the UNLV event ... Did not compete at the NCAA West Regional after becoming academically ineligible.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Named to Golfweek's All-American second team ... Enrolled at Pepperdine in January 2010 after graduating early from high school and led the Waves with a 73.22 stroke average ... Was one of just three first-year players on Golfweek's All-American first or second teams to be named to its All-Freshman team ... Also named WCC Freshman of the Year and to the All-WCC first team ... Had a final national ranking of #19 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Her stroke average ranks #5 in school single-season history ... Was in the lineup for the final six tournaments and appeared in 18 rounds ... Was in the top 20 in five of six tournaments and in the top 10 three times ... Was the medalist at the Bruin Wave Invitational in only her second collegiate event ... Shot an 8-under 208 (67-72-69) and was named Golfweek's Player of the Week ... Came in second at the WCC Championships (74-75-78=227) ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at both NCAA events, taking sixth at the NCAA East Regional with a 2-under 214 (67-72-75) and tying for 15th at the NCAA Championships with a 1-over 289 (74-73-69-73) ... Had four sub-par rounds, including 5-under 67s in the first round of both the Bruin Wave Invitational and NCAA East Regional ... Named the WCC Player of the Month for March.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Won the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur at the Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club ... Made the 2007 U.S. Women's Open at the age of 14 ... Qualified again for the U.S. Open in 2010 and was one of just six amateurs to make the cut ... Helped the U.S. to a second-place finish at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship ... Played in the LPGA's 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship (did not make the cut) ... Has been the medalist in stroke play at two USGA events: the 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 2010 U.S. Junior Golf Championship ... Took second place at the 2010 Canadian Women's Amateur ... An AJGA All-American honorable mention selection in both 2008 and 2009 ... Tied for ninth place at the 2009 Callaway Junior World Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westlake (Calif.) High School in December 2009 ... Won the 2009 Marmonte League individual title by 20 strokes and led Westlake to the team title ... Also won the CIF Southern Section Northern Regional tournament ... Set Marmonte League records for season totals (49-under) and average (33.42 strokes per round) ... Shot a 10-under 57 in one match ... Also attended Oak Park High School from 2006-08 ... Played two seasons on the boys' team ... Earned scholar-athlete honors.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... Daughter of K.S. Kang and Grace Lee ... Has one brother, Alex, who is on the San Diego State men's golf team ... A long-time practitioner of Tae Kwon Do who earned a second-degree black belt at the age of 7 ... Chose Pepperdine because of its location in Southern California, size of the school and the success of the program.
FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music ... Favorite book is The Hunger Games ... Favorite TV show is Friends ... Favorite musical artists are Eminem and Lady Gaga ... Favorite food is seafood ... Favorite sports other than golf are ice skating and snowboarding ... Enjoys golf because "I don't have to rely on anyone but myself, and I love the fact that there's no one else to blame but me."