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Stephanie Kono
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
High School: Punahou
2011-12 -- Qualified for the LPGA Tour by finishing tied for ninth at Q-School with scores of 67-71-75-75-75--383 (+3) ... Became the first UCLA player to earn her tour card while still in school ... Prior to turning professional, she played in three Fall events ... Finished second at the Stanford Invite as an individual with scores of 67-69-66--202 (-11) ... Tied for seventh at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge with scores of 69-74-74--217 (+1) ... Tied for second at the Rainbow Wahine event with scores of 72-72-69--213 (-3) ... Was 13-under par in nine rounds with five rounds under 70 and a 70.2 scoring average ... Member of the Director's Honor Roll for Fall and Winter Quarters.

Summer 2011 -- In September, she tied for 18th at Stage II of the LPGA's Qualifying Tournament with scores of 73-71-71-71--286 (-2) ... At the U.S. Women's Amateur, she tied for 27th place in stroke play with scores of 71-73--144 (+2) ... In match play, she advanced to the quarterfinals before falling 5 & 4 to Austin Ernst ... Beat Melanie Sheils in 19 holes in the first round, Lydia Ko 3 & 2 in the second round and teammate Tiffany Lua 3 & 2 in the Round of 16 ... Tied for eighth place at Stage One of the LPGA's Qualifying School with scores of 65-71-72-71--279 (-9) ... Missed the cut at the U.S. Women's Open with scores of 78-74--152 (+8) ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks after tying for 19th in stroke play with scores of 78-74--152 (+10) ... Defeated Gianna Misenholter 1-up in the first round ... In the second round, she beat Hanule Seo, 2 & 1 ... In the third round she beat Catherine Dolan, 2 & 1 ... Lost 2-up to teammate and eventual winner Brianna Do in the quarterfinals.

2010-11 -- Ended the season ranked 14th by GolfStat and 11th by GolfWeek ... Earned 1st Team All-America honors from the NGCA and 2nd Team honors from GolfWeek ... Earned 1st Team All-Pac-10 honors ... All-Pac-10 Academic 2nd Team selection ... Recorded nine Top 20 results in 11 starts, a team leader ... Team leader in scoring average (72.8), Top 10 finishes (6) and rounds under par (15) ... Tied for first at the NCAA Central Regional with scores of 74-76-68--218 (+2) ... Finished second at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge with scores of 73-67-68--208 (-5) ... Placed third at the PING/ASU Invitational with scores of 70-69-75--214 (-2) ... Also finished third at the Bruin Wave Invitational with scores of 70-71-73--214 (-2) ... Tied for eighth at the SDSU event with scores of 71-78-71--220 (+4) ... Tied for ninth at the Mason Rudloph event with scores of 69-72-70--211 (-5) ... Three-time member of the Director's Honor Roll.

Summer 2010 --Played on the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup Team ... Was 2-1-1 in all matches vs. Great Britain and Ireland ... At the USWAPL, she tied for 15th in stroke play with scores of 67-78--145 (+3) ... Advanced to the third round of match play before falling to teammate Brianna Do, 3&2 ... Won her first-round match 1-up against Seohee Moon and her second-round match 1-up in 23 holes vs. Candace Schepperle ... Tied for 47th in stroke play (72-77--149, +5) at the USWAM and lost in the first round of match play.

2009-10 -- Earned consensus First-Team All-America honors for the second straight year ... Ranked seventh by GolfWeek and GolfStat ... First-Team All-Pac-10 selection ... Tied for eighth at the conference championship ... Tied for 10th at the NCAA West Regional ... Won the PING/ASU title by making a 50-foot putt on the 54th hole to give the Bruins the team title ... Was named UCLA/Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week for her ASU victory ... Recorded eight Top 10 results in 10 starts, including six in the Top 5 ... Led the team in Top 10 finishes (8), rounds under par (14) and rounds under 70 (6) ... Played 30 rounds during the season in six-over par ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Winter (2010) ... All-Academic Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection.

Summer 2009 -- Advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur after tying for 28th in medal play with scores of 76-71--147 ... In match play she defeated Alexandra Stewart, 7&6 in the first round, Stephanie Sherlock 2 & 1 in the second round and Allie White 2-up in the Round of 16 before falling 2 & 1 to Jennifer Song, the eventual champion ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks after winning the medal play with scores of 70-68--138 (-6) ... In match play she defeated Emily Powers 4 & 3 in the first round and teammate Tiffany Lua 2 & 1 in the second round before falling 1-up to Jisoo Park in the third round.

2008-09 -- Earned consensus 1st Team All-America honors from GolfWeek and the NGCA ... Also selected 1st Team All-Pac-10 and UCLA's MVP ... Finished the season ranked sixth nationally by GolfWeek and seventh by GolfStat ... Tied for 16th at the NCAA Championship ... Won the UCF Challenge with scores of 71-71-66--208 (-8) ... Selected GolfWorld's National Player of the Week for Mar. 9 ... Won the Match Play Championship medal play competition with a pair of 66s, which was 12-under par ... Led the team in stroke average at 72.3 and played 33 rounds in 18-over par ... Tied for the team lead with 12 rounds under par ... 97% counter figure led the team ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Fall (2008) and Spring (2009).

Summer 2008 -- Advanced to the semifinals of match play at the USWAPL after tying for sixth place with scores of 76-73--149 (+3) at Erin Hills ... In the first round, she defeated Laura Leulthke, 5 & 3; in the second round, she defeated Ani Gulugian, 4 & 2 and in the third round she beat Alexandra Stewart, 5 & 4 ... Defeated Michelle Shin in the quarterfinals, 5 & 4 ... Lost 2-up to Jennifer song of Korea in the semifinals ... At the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, she advanced to the round of 16 ... In the first round she defeated Julie Yang of Phoenix, AZ, 3 & 2 ... She beat Jane Chin, 4 & 3 of Mission Viejo in the second round ... Lost to Whitney Neuhauser of Barboursville, VA, 1-up in the third round.

Junior Golf -- Two-time AJGA 1st Team All-American ... Tied for ninth at the 2008 AJGA Thunderbird International with scores of 76-69-77--222 ... Tied for third at the 2008 Heather Farr Classic with scores of 75-69-71--215 ... At the 2007 Polo Golf Junior Classic, she tied for third with scores of 76-67--143 ... Tied for third at the '07 PING Invitational (74-77-73--224) and at the '07 U.S. Junior Girls Championship (69-76--145) ... Won the 2006 Silver Belle Championship ... Two -time member of the West Canon Cup Team.

High School -- Earned two varsity letters (freshman and sophomore year) for Coach John Proud ... Won the 2006 and '05 ILH High School Championship individual titles ... Two-time ILH Player of the Year ... 2005 Punahou School Freshman of the Year ... Broke three records at the 2006 state championship: 18-hole low round (64), 36-hole low round (138, -8) and Turtle Bay Fazio Course record: 64 (-8).

Personal -- Chose UCLA for its "location, great opportunities and amazing team" ... Lists her biggest athletic thrill as "being a Bruin" ... Admires Annika Sorestam, future LPGA Hall of Famer ... Likes to go shopping and watch movies in her spare time ... Born in her hometown ... Art History major.

Career Statistics

Year

Starts

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < Par

Rnds < 70

Avg.

Low

2008-09

11

33

2

6

11

12

6

72.2

66

2009-10

10

30

1

8

9

14

6

72.0

66

2010-11

11

34

1

6

9

15

5

72.8

66

2011-12

3

9

0

3

3

5

5

70.2

66

Totals

35

106

4

23

32

46

22

72.1

66

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