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Life on the World Tour: Lunch and Conversation with International LPGA Champions

Panelist Biographies:

Laura Diaz

Diaz, born in Scotia, New York, joined the LPGA tour in 1999. In her best season yet — 2002 — she scored ten finishes in the “Top Ten” and won both the Welch’s/Circle K Championship and the LPGA Corning Classic. A determined athlete, she became the second player in history to compete in the Solheim Cup while pregnant and won a point for the victorious U.S. team. After giving birth to a healthy boy in 2006, she was back in competition two months later. As of April 2008, Diaz ranked 7th on the tour with two “Top Ten” finishes.

Laura Diaz

USA

 

Jeong Jang

Jeong Jang, a.k.a., JJ, began her golf career in 1997 as a top-ranked Korean amateur. She came to America in 1999 and qualified for the tour on her first try. In 2005, she won the Weetabix Women’s British Open, and, in 2006, she won her second career LPGA tournament — the Wegmans LPGA. A truly international champion, JJ won Japan’s most coveted major, the Japan Women’s Open, in October 2006. This spring, she ranked 6th on the leaderboard in the still-young 2008 season.

Jeong Jang

South Korea

 

Lorie Kane

Lorie Kane joined the LPGA tour in 1996. In 2000, after nine career runner-up finishes, Kane broke into the winner’s circle with an emotional victory at the Michelob Light Classic, won again at the New Albany Golf Classic on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, and captured her third title at the Mizuno Classic on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.  In 2001, Kane won her fourth career title at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.  In the 2007 season, she recorded a season-best tie for fourth at the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Lorie Kane 

Canada

 

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc

Since her rookie year in 2001, Meunier- Lebouc has five international victories, the Kraft Nabisco Championship and nearly $2 million in career earnings to her credit. She began to play golf at 13 and lists her parents and husband, Antoine Lebouc — also a professional golfer — as critical to her success. In 2004, she gave birth to daughter Phildine Pearl, and still managed a season best fourth place finish at the Wendy’s Championship for Children.

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc

France