Young girl with golf club.

Young, and crushed, but not really.

Young girl picks up golf club, and carries on.


Angela Park was born in Brazil. As a young girl, she moved to southern California, where she grew up. She took up golf and became one of the top young amateur golfers in the country, finishing in the top 10 in 24 of the 29 AJGA events she played. Perhaps her biggest achievement as an amateur was beating In Kyung Kim at the 2005 US Women's Amateur before losing to Morgan Pressel in the semifinals.

After Song Hee Kim petitioned the Futures Tour to lower its minimum age to 17, Angela decided to join the tour for 2006. First, though, she played in one final event as an amateur, finishing tied for 15th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She then turned pro and joined the Futures Tour, where she had good success. By the final tournament of the year, she had risen to fifth on the money list; if she could maintain that position, she would earn her exempt status for 2007. But she did not play that well in the final event, and someone else got that last card.

If Angela was crushed, she moved past it. At LPGA Q-School a few months later, she easily earned her exempt card by finishing fifth. Indeed, she even led the tournament for a while. So she will have her chance in 2007 to test herself against the game's best as one of the youngest rookies on tour.

Later that same night...

all artwork, including monsters but not old timey photographs,
® mr. crispy flotilla, 2007


Anonymous said…
Hi you guys,

The new look appeals to me. I was always a bit disturbed about the cocktail waitress known as Captain Bob. I actually like just plain Ricky (well, if you can put those two words beside each other). But the second rising of Crispy is OK, too.


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