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23 Jun 2019

In the Winner's Circle with Hannah Green

 

Hometown/Resides: Perth, Australia

Birthdate: December 20, 1996; currently 22 years, 6 months and 3 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished second on the 2017 Symetra Tour money list to earn LPGA Membership for 2017 via the Volvik Race for the Card        

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2016/2018

VICTORIES

With her win, Green becomes a Rolex First-Time Winner on the LPGA Tour

Symetra Tour: three wins

RACE TO THE CME GLOBE

With her win, Green earns 625 points and is projected to move from 62nd to 17th in the Race to the CME Globe with 926 points

ROLEX ANNIKA MAJOR AWARD

With her win, Green earns 60 points and becomes eligible to win the award at the end of the season

MONEY

With her win, Green earns $577,500; she has earned $694,003 for the season and $938,477 for her career

PREVIOUS KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT

2018 – MC

2019 IN A NUTSHELL ON THE LPGA

12 events played, nine cuts made, $694,003, one victory, one additional top-10 finish 

OF NOTE

  • Green is the third Rolex First-Time Winner of the 2019 LPGA Tour season, joining Celine Boutier (ISPS Handa Vic Open), Bronte Law (Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg) and Jeongeun Lee6 (U.S. Women’s Open Championship)
  • She is the third wire-to-wire (with no ties) winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, joining Yani Tseng (2011) and Se Ri Pak (1998)
  • She is the ninth player to make the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship her first LPGA Tour victory
  • She is the 37th player to make a major her first LPGA Tour victory
  • She is the third player from Australia to win a major, joining Karrie Webb (seven, including the 2001 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) and Jan Stephenson (three, including the 1982 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship)
  • This is the fourth straight year that at least two major winners were a Rolex First-Time Winner
  • Prior to today, Green’s best LPGA Tour finish was third at the 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
  • In 2017, Green took Symetra Tour wins at the Sara Bay Classic, Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout and IOA Golf Classic en route to winning Gaelle Truit Rookie of the Year honors
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