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Brittany Lang - LPGA winner, 2002 Texas High School Champion

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Brittany Lang - LPGA winner, 2002 Texas High School Champion

Brittany Lang joined the LPGA Tour in 2006 after completing one of the more decorated amateur careers in U.S. history. She concluded her amateur days with a second place finish and Low Amateur honors at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, two shots behind champion Birdie Kim. Lang started her amateur career with eight AJGA titles and two appearances on their First-Team Polo Junior All-American Team.
 
In between, she played on the Junior Solheim Cup in 2002, won the North and South Women’s Amateur and Women’s Western Amateur in 2003 and the Trans National Amateur in 2004. Also in 2004, Lang played on the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team and won medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Raised in McKinney, Lang was a four-year letter-winner at McKinney High School and won a total of eight American Junior Golf Association tournaments, including a streak of four straight victories in 2002. That was her junior year in high school, a season in which Lang won every prep tournament she played except one. She was crowned the 2002 Texas Class 5A High School State Champion.  After High School, Lang played collegiately for Duke University where she was named Freshman of the Year by the NCAA and ACC, and won consecutive ACC individual championships in 2004-05. In the latter year, she earned the ACC’s Player of the Year award.
 
While still an amateur, Lang played in the LPGA Tour’s Kraft Nabisco Championship and tied for 15th place at the LPGA Corning Classic. Once she turned professional, Lang posted six top-10 finishes in 2006 and 2008. She broke through for her first professional Tour victory at the LPGA Manulife Financial Classic in 2012. It came down to a four-player playoff, and Lang made four consecutive birdies in the playoff to prevail. Today she has amassed more than $5 million in career earnings. She has five top-10 finishes in major championships, including a second-place showing at the 2011 Women’s British Open.

Lang is among a stellar group of Texans competing next week (April 28 - May 1) at the LPGA's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.  Click here for information and tickets.
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