Wellesley College Alumna Susan Choi '06 Continues Quest for LPGA Tour

For immediate release:
April 2, 2008

Contact: Molly Tarantino, mtaranti@wellesley.edu

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Earlier this year, Susan Choi competed in her first professional golf tournament. She tied for third.

Susan Choi

Susan Choi, a 2006 graduate of Wellesley College

(Photo courtesy of The Golf Channel)

“It didn’t feel any different,” said Choi, a member of Wellesley College class of 2006.  “I don’t really think I’ll ever let the thought of playing for money get in the way of just hitting golf shots.  I love the game because it’s just that –- a game.”

Choi qualified last December to play in the Futures Tour, which is sponsored by the LPGA Tour and a level directly below it.

Her first tournament as a professional was only part of Choi’s exciting winter. She was also one of 12 women chosen to compete in the ninth season of “The Big Break,” a golf reality show. More than 25,000 professional women golfers from all over the world auditioned to compete on the show, which allows its contestants to compete for an exemption into LPGA Tour events, cash, a car and other prizes. The show will help the winner take one step closer to her dream of playing on the LPGA Tour. The first episode will air April 15 on The Golf Channel. To watch Choi’s Golf Channel video bio, visit www.thegolfchannel.com/core.aspx?page=26000&select2=8950.

Choi was a member of the Wellesley College varsity golf team, a winner of 13 NCAA Collegiate golf events, a two-time NCAA All-American and the Wellesley College Athlete of the Year for 2005-2006. To stay current on Choi’s career and read her blog, visit www.susanchoigolf.com.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.