Doris Chen - Player Profile


Doris Chen

Home Town: Bradenton, Fla.
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.

Superstitions: None 

Holes-in-one: None

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