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Julieta Granada (born 17 November 1986 in AsunciĆ³n) is a Paraguayan golfer who plays on the United States based LPGA Tour. She was resident in the United States as a teenager and was named to the American Junior Golf Association All-America Team from 2001 to 2004, and was the AJGA player of the year in 2004, when she won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. She turned professional in June 2005 and won her first professional event at the Futures Tour's YMCA Futures Classic later that year. In 2006, her rookie season on the LPGA Tour, she was nineteenth on the money list going into the season-ending ADT Championship. She won that event to claim the first US$1 million prize in women's golf. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Paraguay Panteón de los Héroes in Asunción Asunción, population 1,639,000 (2002), is the capital of Paraguay. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... 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. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The United States Girls Junior Championship is a golf championship organized by the United States Golf Association for amateur girls under the age of eighteen, first held in 1949. ... The FUTURES Tour is the second-tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ...


Childhood and education

Born in AsunciĆ³n in Paraguay, Granada moved to the United States with her mother at the age of 14 in 2001 after receiving a scholarshop to attend the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While a student there, she earned numerous junior amateur titles. Granada graduated in 2005 from the Pendleton School, a private school established soley for students attending the Leadbetter Academy and other affiliated IMG sports academies. David Leadbetter (born 27 June 1952) is a leading golf instructor, originally from Worthing in England. ... Bradenton is a city of 50,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ...


Amateur victories and honours

  • 2001-2004: Member of American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-America Team.
  • 2002: Member of Canon Cup Team
  • 2003: Member of Canon Cup Team
  • 2004: Winner of AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship. AJGA Player of the Year. Quarterfinalist in USGA Amateur Public Links Championship. Athlete of the Year in Paraguay. Winner of South American Championship individual and team titles. Six overall wins in 2004.
  • 2005: Winner of South Atlantic Ladies Amateur 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. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...

Professional wins

Futures Tour

  • 2005: YMCA FUTURES Classic

LPGA Tour

The LPGA Playoffs at The ADT will begin in 2006. ...

Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 2005 2006
Kraft Nabisco Championship T30 DNP
LPGA Championship DNP T44
U.S. Women's Open DNP T46
Women's British Open DNP T8

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish. The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ...


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