Winner 2010

First Name(s)Maria
Date of Birth24th March 1986
Place of BirthPampiona
InterestsSocialising with friends, Ski-ing, watching movies
Date turned Pro.1st January 2010
Exemption StatusLET Ranking Tournament Winners
Biography - Maria Hernandez

Hernandez tied for 31st at the 2003 Open de Espana Femenino as an amateur. She tied for 13th at the same tournament in 2005 and tied for 55th in 2009. The 2009 NCAA Player of the Year, from Purdue University, turned in a strong collegiate career, which was capped off with the NCAA Division I Individual Championship. She won eight times while at Purdue University, and in 2008, she won the Big Ten Conference Championship and was named the Purdue Female Athlete of the Year. She's a two-time Duramed National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American First Team selection, and a two-time Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, both in 2007 and 2008. An eight year member of the Spanish National Team, Hernandez is a five-time European Team Championship gold medalist, and earned a gold medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games as an individual and as a team.

2009 Highlights

In 2009, turned professional in June. Finished 10th at LET Final Stage Qualifying School; finished sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she earned Priority List Category 11 for the 2010 LPGA season.

Studied management at Purdue University. When away from golf, Hern�ndez enjoys soccer, skiing, watching movies and playing any kind of sport

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