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Encyclopedia > Candie Kung

Candie Kung (born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan 8 August 1981) is a Taiwanese golfer who plays on the U.S. based LPGA Tour. Abbreviation: Kaohsiung (高雄) City nickname: The Harbor City Capital District Linya Dist. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Kung has lived in the United States for some time. She was a three-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American and was named 1999 AJGA Player of the Year. She won the 2001 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. While at the University of Southern California, Kung was a two-time NCAA All-American and won the 2000 Pac-10 Championship. The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has been running elite tournaments for junior golfers of both sexes in the United States since 1978 and as of 2005 it stages 75 a season. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern Cal, and Southern California), Southern Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


Kung turned professional in August 2001. She initially played on the second tier Futures Tour, and she won the SBC Futures Tour Championship that year. She tied for 15th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to win a place on the main tour for 2002. She had a solid rookie season, finishing 36th on the money list. In 2003 she won her first three LPGA events, and came sixth on the money list. After fading a little in 2004 she regained her form in the first half of 2005, though she is yet to add to her three LPGA victories. The FUTURES Tour is the second tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ...


LPGA wins

  • 2003 LPGA Takefuji Classic, Wachovia LPGA Classic hosted by Betsy King, State Farm Classic

External links

  • Profile on the LPGA Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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