Virada Nirapathpongporn

Virada Nirapathpongporn (Thai: วิรดา นิราพาธพงศ์พร, born 21 April 1982) is a Thai former professional golfer who won the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Virada Nirapathpongporn
วิรดา นิราพาธพงศ์พร
Personal information
Born (1982-04-21) 21 April 1982 (age 37)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality Thailand
Career
CollegeDuke University
Turned professional2004
Retired2011
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (2006–08)
Futures Tour (2004–10)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT21: 2003
Women's PGA C'shipT74: 2007
U.S. Women's OpenCUT: 2002-06, 2008
Women's British OpenCUT: 2006

Nirapathpongporn was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She attended Duke University, where she won the 2002 NCAA Division I Championship. She graduated in 2004 with BA degree in psychology. She was voted the 2004 Nancy Lopez Award as the world's top female amateur. She was also runner-up in the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.

Nirapathpongporn turned professional in June 2004 to play on the Futures Tour. In 2005, she won two tournaments. In 2006, she was an LPGA Tour rookie and wrote a blog for lpga.com.

In late February 2011, Nirapathpongporn announced she would be retiring from competitive golf and moving back to Thailand after living in the United States for fifteen years.[1]

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

Futures Tour wins (2)Edit

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