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Player Bio: Paula Reto2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 32
Country: South Africa
College: Purdue University
Worldwide professional wins: 1
Road to Pine Needles: Qualified at Fort Myers, Fla., site on May 4

A day after celebrating her 32nd birthday, the former Purdue All-American qualified for her third U.S. Women's Open by shooting 12-under-par 132 (66-66) at The Forest Country Club's Bear Course to earn medalist honors. In Feruary, Reto posted a 10-stroke win over Casandra Alexader in the SuperSport Ladies Challenge on the Sunshine Ladies Tour for her first triumph as a professional. Reto enjoyed a stellar amateur career that included consecutive Dixie Amateur titles in 2011 and 2012. She also finished third in the 2013 NCAA Championships. Reto represented South Africa in golf's return to the Olympics in 2016, finishing tied for 16th. COVID-19 forced her out of the delayed 2020 Games in Tokyo that were staged in 2021.

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 74-75 +7 MC
2018 Shoal Creek 75-79 +10 MC


Trump National Golf Club (Old Course)