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Pat Hurst

Pat Hurst
Personal information
Born (1969-05-23) May 23, 1969 (age 51)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDanville, California, U.S.[1]
SpouseJeff Heitt (since 1995)
Children2
Career
CollegeSan Jose State University
(three years)
Turned professional1991
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1994)
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour6
Other5
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationWon: 1998
Women's PGA C'shipT5: 2006
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 2006
du Maurier Classic5th: 1996
Women's British OpenT11: 2004
Evian ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards

Pat Hurst (born May 23, 1969) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.

Hurst's mother is originally from Japan and her father is an American of German heritage.[2] She was born in San Leandro, California and raised in the Bay Area.

Amateur career

As an amateur, Hurst won the 1986 U.S. Girls' Junior and the 1990 U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1989 Hurst was also a U.S. Women's Amateur medalist and was a member of the 1990 U.S. Espirito Santo Trophy team.[3]

Hurst played college golf at San José State University and won team and individual NCAA titles in 1989. In 1989, she won the Honda Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the best female collegiate golfer in the nation.[4][5] She was All-American First team in 1989 and 1990, Big West Champion in 1988 and Big West Champion and Athlete of the Year in 1990. She is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame.[6]

Professional career

Hurst left San Jose State in 1991 and turned professional. She entered LPGA Tour Qualifying School in 1991 and in 1992, missing both times, the second time by one stroke. Hurst spent the next few years working as a teaching pro at La Quinta Country Club and playing on the Players West Tour, where she won five times. She eventually quit playing golf at one point, taking a job at a Nevada Bob's store in her hometown of San Leandro.[7]

She entered the LPGA Qualifying Tournament again in 1994 and tied for 20th to earn exempt status for the 1995 season.

Hurst won Rookie of the Year honors in her debut season on the LPGA Tour in 1995. She has six career LPGA titles, including one major, the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1998.[2][8] Hurst lost a playoff to Annika Sörenstam at the U.S. Women's Open in 2006,[9] the last conducted over a full 18 holes. Hurst's win at the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1998 makes her exempt for the U.S. Senior Women's Open for ten years (2020-2029).

Hurst's best money list finish was sixth in 2000, and she represented the U.S. in five Solheim Cups (1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2007). She was named the captain of the 2021 Solheim Cup team.[10]

Professional wins (11)

LPGA Tour wins (6)

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 8, 1997 Oldsmobile Classic 68-70-71-70=279 -9 1 stroke United States Juli Inkster[11]
2 Mar 29, 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore 68-72-70-71=281 -7 1 stroke England Helen Dobson
3 May 14, 2000 Electrolux USA Championship 65-68-72-70=275 -13 4 strokes United States Juli Inkster[12][13]
4 Sep 4, 2005 State Farm Classic 67-69-65-70=271 -17 3 strokes United States Cristie Kerr
5 Aug 20, 2006 Safeway Classic 69-69-68=206 -10 1 stroke South Korea Jeong Jang
United States Kim Saiki
6 Mar 22, 2009 MasterCard Classic 68-70-68=206 -10 1 stroke Mexico Lorena Ochoa
Taiwan Yani Tseng

LPGA Tour playoff record (0-4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 ITT LPGA Tour Championship Canada Lorie Kane
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
Sörenstam won with par on third extra hole
Hurst eliminated with par on first hole
2 2000 Welch's/Circle K Championship Sweden Annika Sörenstam Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 2000 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic United States Dorothy Delasin Lost to par on second extra hole
4 2006 U.S. Women's Open Sweden Annika Sörenstam Lost 18-hole playoff, 70 to 74

Players West Tour (5)

  • 1991-94 Five wins

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore -7 (68-72-70-71=281) 1 stroke England Helen Dobson

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
ANA Inspiration CUT T49 CUT T16 1 T43 T10
Women's PGA Championship T33 T34 T75 T21 T17
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT CUT CUT T47 CUT T21 T4 T12
du Maurier Classic T25 5 CUT T11 T23
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
ANA Inspiration T9 T36 T51 T35 T23 T17 T37 T55 T8 T48
Women's PGA Championship T17 T41 T43 T13 T7 T5 T25 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T34 CUT CUT T7 CUT 2 T61 T24 WD CUT
Women's British Open ^ CUT T13 T24 T11 20 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
ANA Inspiration CUT T43 CUT CUT T46
Women's PGA Championship T8 T62 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT
Women's British Open ^ T49
The Evian Championship ^^

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 1 0 0 1 4 7 22 17
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 3 8 20 14
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 0 2 3 6 21 9
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 4
du Maurier Classic 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 4
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 1 0 5 11 29 79 48
  • Most consecutive cuts made - 12 (1998 Kraft Nabisco - 2001 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s - 2 (2006 LPGA - 2006 U.S. Open)

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 20 10-7-3 3-1-1 5-2-2 2-4-0 11.5 57.5%
1998 4 3-1-0 0-1-0 lost to L. Davies 1up 2-0-0 won w/ K. Robbins 1up, won w/ K. Robbins 1up 1-0-0 won w/ R. Jones 7&5 3.0 75.0%
2000 4 2-1-1 0-0-1 halved w/ L. Neumann 1-1-0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&3, won w/ K. Robbins 1up 1-0-0 won w/ K. Robbins 2&1 2.5 62.5%
2002 3 1-2-0 1-0-0 def. M. McKay 3&2 0-1-0 lost w/ K. Robbins 4&2 0-1-0 lost w/ K. Kuehne 1up 1.0 33.3%
2005 5 2-2-1 1-0-0 def. T. Johnson 2&1 1-0-1 halved w/ C. Kim, won w/ M. Redman 1up 0-2-0 lost w/ W. Ward 2&1, lost w/ C. Kim 4&2 2.5 50.0%
2007 4 2-1-1 1-0-0 def. S. Gustafson 2&1 1-0-1 halved w/ C. Kerr, won w/ A. Stanford 4&2 0-1-0 lost w/ B. Lincicome 4&2 2.5 62.5%

References

  1. ^ "Resurgent Hurst just one back at LPGA Championship". Miami Herald. June 24, 2001. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b Shipnuck, Alan (April 6, 1998). "Hurst in a burst". Sports Illustrated. p. G38.
  3. ^ "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007.
  4. ^ "Women's Golf Greats To Be Honored Tuesday". SJSU Athletics. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Golf". CWSA. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Women's Golf Record Book" (PDF). San Jose State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 9, 2011. Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ Salsig, Ron (July 14, 2006). "Pat Hurst, Palm Springs and the US Open". Alameda Sun. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ "Win has Hurst taking a plunge". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). wire services. March 30, 1998. p. B10.
  9. ^ Ferguson, Doug (July 4, 2006). "Sorenstam shines in major fashion". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. B1.
  10. ^ "Pat Hurst selected as US captain for 2021 Solheim Cup". ESPN. Associated Press. January 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990-1999" (PDF). LPGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "LPGA Tournament Chronology 2000-2008" (PDF). LPGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "Pat Hurst 2000 LPGA Tour Tournament Record". CNNSi.com. December 25, 2000. Retrieved 2011.

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