Taylor Leon
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Height:
5-9

  • Two-time U.S. Women's Open participant
  • Two-time AJGA Polo Golf All-American
  • Earned her Futures Tour playing card for the 2005 season

    Prep/Amateur

  • Named second-team Rolex Junior All-America by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in both 2003 and 2004.
  • Won two major amateur events in during 2005 - the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Amateur in January and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Women's Amateur.
  • Defeated U.S. Amateur champion Morgan Pressel, 2-up, to win the Doherty Amateur in Fort Lauderdale in January. Leading 1-up, Leon chipped in for eagle from 45 yards on the par-5 18th to secure the victory.
  • Beat University of Washington All-American Paige MacKenzie, 2-and-1, in the championship match at the PNGA Women's Amateur in July.
  • A two-time winner on the AJGA Tour, capturing medalist honors at the 2003 I.R.I. Golf Group Oakridge Junior and the 2004 AJGA Lubbock Junior.
  • Competed in the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 U.S. Girls' Junior Championships, with her best showing being the second round of match play in 2002.
  • Youngest competitor in the field at the U.S. Girls' Junior field in 1999 when she was 12 years old.
  • Qualified for both the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Women's Opens.
  • In 2004, shots consecutive 75s but missed the cut by three. In 2005, shot 82-75 and again missed the cut.
  • Represented the U.S. in the 2003 Junior Solheim Cup, eagling the last hole of her match on the last day to help the U.S. win that day's competition.
  • Earned her Futures Tour card in December 2004 and played in five tournaments during 2005.
  • Made the cut in four of five Futures events played and posted an average of 74.21 in 14 rounds played. Best finish was a tie for 14th at the Jalapeno Classic.

    Personal

  • Born March 10, 1987, Taylor is the daughter of Art and Katie Leon.
  • Both her brothers, Trent and Tyler, are collegiate golfers at Oklahoma State.
  • Intended Major: Accounting.
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