Home Town: Bradenton, Fla.
Graduation: Class of 2011
2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion
Seeded 57th out of 64 after stroke play, Doris Chen was a substantial underdog going into match-play of the Girls' U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. That never rattled her.
Chen, 17, found herself in a heated battle down the stretch to capture the coveted U.S. Junior Amateur Championship title. The rising high school senior defeated Katelyn Dambaugh 3 and 2 despite considerably shorter drives off the tee.
Her stellar short game was more than enough. In the blistering summer heat, Chen kept her cool, nailing a 25-foot birdie putt to seal the championship. We had a chance to catch up with Chen to find out more about her golf game and life off the course.
Favorite Food: Everything
On your iPod: Lady Gaga, Fallout Boy, Justin Timberlake
Favorite movie: Shutter Island
Favorite book: Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons
Favorite hobby other than golf: Reading novels, hanging out with friends
Words to live by: 'To birdie or to bogey, that is the question.'
Needs improvement: Distance
Favorite club: I like every club.
Age you first broke 70: 14
Favorite non-golf athlete: Roger Federer
Best thing about traveling to play golf: You get to see new places.
Goal in 5 years: Become a better golfer everyday for the next five years
Goal in 10 years: Become a really good professional golfer