Pressel Named 2006 Nancy Lopez Award Winner
the upcoming LPGA Atlanta Charity Championship, Morgan
Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., will be honored with the
2006 Nancy Lopez Award, given annually to the most talented
female amateur golfer for the 2005 calendar year.
was already named the 2005 Rolex Junior Player of the
Year by the AJGA in November after AJGA Invitational
victories at the Thunderbird International Junior, Rolex
Girls Junior Championship and McDonald’s Betsy
Rawls Girls Championship. This, coupled with her victory
at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and a second-place
finish at the U.S. Women’s Open, easily separated
Pressel from her amateur peers.
was chosen by a 100-member international nominating
and selection committee. Pressel will receive the award
April 20 during the Nancy Lopez Award dinner. The award
winner is traditionally offered a sponsor exemption
in the LPGA event, however, Pressel already earned full
membership on the LPGA Tour.
a professional, she has three top-15 finishes in her
first four starts, earning $83,628, which ranks 19th
on the LPGA ADT Official Money List. She is currently
ranked 2nd in the LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year race.