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Vicky Hurst

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Nationality  United States
Name  Vicky Hurst
Professional wins  7
U.S. Women's Open  T18: 2012
Symetra tour wins  7

Women's PGA C'ship  T44: 2013
Height  1.73 m
ANA Inspiration  T11: 2012
Role  Golfer
Turned professional  2008
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Born  June 19, 1990 (age 25) Andrews AFB, Maryland, U.S. (1990-06-19)
Residence  Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
Current tour(s)  LPGA Tour (joined 2009) Futures Tour (joined 2008)
Education  Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
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Vicky Hurst (born June 19, 1990) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

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She turned professional as a 17-year-old in 2008, while still in high school. Playing on the Futures Tour that year, she won five times and set a Tour record for single season earnings with $93,107.

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Childhood and family life

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Hurst was born to a golfing family. While pregnant with Vicky, her mother Koko, a native Korean, was completing a round of golf at Andrews AFB near Washington, D.C. when her water broke on the 16th hole. Although winning the round, Koko left to give birth to Vicky at the base's medical center. Her father, Joe, who met Koko while he was stationed in Korea in the 1980s, was a retired Air Force colonel. He died suddenly of a massive stroke in April 2006 while Vicky, age 15, was practicing for the LPGA Ginn Open to which she had received a sponsor exemption. Hurst withdrew from the tournament and said she would dedicate the rest of her career to her father's memory. Hurst was raised in Melbourne, Florida, where she attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and graduated in June 2008, part-way through her Futures Tour rookie year. She has an older sister, Kelly, also an accomplished golfer, was a member of the University of Florida golf team, though she never played.

Amateur career

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Hurst had a standout amateur career. In 2005, she won the Florida Women's State Golf Association Junior Girls' Championship, was named the FWSGA Junior Player of the Year and finished second at the Florida high school girls golf championship. In 2006, she was runner-up at the U.S. Girls' Junior and tied for second at the FWSGA Junior Girls' Championship. Also in 2006, she played in the U.S. Women's Open, less than two weeks after turning 16. She was named Florida Junior Player of the Year in 2006-07 and qualified again for the U.S. Women's Open in 2007. In 2007, she won three American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events, and earned spots on the 2007 U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup Team and Canon Cup, representing the East Team. She ended 2007 as the top-ranked amateur in the Polo Golf Rankings and was named the 2007 AJGA Player of the Year.

Professional career

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In the fall of 2007 at the start of her senior year in high school, Hurst faced a choice between pursuing a college golf career, for which she was heavily recruited by coaches, and turning professional. She participated in, and won, the Futures Tour qualifying school in November. In December she announced that she would skip college and join the Futures Tour in 2008, while completing high school at the same time. She also received sponsor exemptions to three LPGA Tour events in 2008, missing the cut in two of the events and finishing tied for 21st in the third.

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In 2008, she competed full-time on the Futures Tour, winning five times and setting a Tour record for single season earnings with $93,107. She was named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year and automatically qualified for full playing status on the LPGA Tour for the 2009 season. Her first tournament as an LPGA member was the 2009 season-opening SBS Open at Turtle Bay at which she finished tied for 15th and led the field in driving distance. Hurst finished her rookie year leading the LPGA Tour in driving distance with an average distance of 272.5 yards.

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Hurst's endorsement contracts include Callaway Golf and Under Armour.

Symetra Tour wins (7)

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1 unofficial victory and earnings
Futures Tour majors are shown in bold.

Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2009 British Open – 2011 Kraft Nabisco)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0
  • LPGA Tour career summary

  • official through the 2016 season
  • * Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

    Futures Tour career summary

    ^ Does not include victory and $21,000 won at Duramed Invitational, an unofficial event after the season on October 19.

    Team appearances

    Amateur

  • Junior Ryder Cup (representing the United States): 2006
  • Junior Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2007
  • Professional

  • Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2011
  • References

    Vicky Hurst Wikipedia


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