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Player Bio: Catherine Park (a)2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 18
Country: United States of America
College: University of Southern California (fall 2022)
Road to Pine Needles: Qualified at the Pauma Valley, Calif., site on May 9

Park will maker her U.S. Women's Open debut after sharing medalist honors at Pauma Valley (Calif.) Country Club with professional Alyaa Abdulghany. The two posted a 36-hole total of 4-under-par 138, with Park shooting 67-71. Park has signed to play at the University of Southern California this fall, the same school that produced Abdulghany. Park will join fellow Trojans Lizette Salas, Sophia Popov, Tiffany Chan, Annie Park and Gabriela Ruffels in the field. Park comes from a highly athletic family. Her mom, Hyang-Soo Seo, was the first female from the Republic of Korea to win an Olympic gold medal, achieving the feat in archery during the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Her father, Kyung-Ho Park, was a gold medalist in the 1986 Asian Games in judo. Her older brother, Sean, played professional baseball in Korea, and her older sister, Victoria, played professionally on the Symetra Tour (now Epson Tour). She was a quarterfinalist in the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, losing to eventual winner Emily Tubert. Catherine shares the same instructor (George Pinnell) as 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur and 2021 U.S. Girls' Junior champion Rose Zhang, who is in the U.S. Women's Open field. Park won the 2019 Se Ri Pak Junior on the American Junior Golf Association circuit. She tied for sixth in the 2021 Rolex Girlsl Junior Championship.

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






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