LPGA players on the way up and down; rookies to watch
2008 LPGA Tour season preview
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Rarin' to Go
Last season was a year of transition on the LPGA tour, with Lorena
Ochoa (eight wins) taking over for Annika Sorenstam (none) as
the top-ranked player. Here are the five pros who had the biggest
gains and the five with the largest declines in earnings in 2007, plus
five rookies to watch during the '08 season, which kicks off with
this week's SBS Open at the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii.
1. Lorena Ochoa
2006 $: 2,592,872
2007 $: 4,364,994
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Ashleigh Simon, 18. Won a pro event in her native South Africa at
age 14; also a winner last year on Ladies European tour.
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Hee Young Park, 20. Three-time winner and rookie of the year on
Korean LPGA in '05.
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Liz Janangelo, 24. Also a former Dukie, she was the '04 player of
the year; won twice on the Futures tour in '07.
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Rookies to Watch
Anna Grzebien, 22. Duke star was '05 NCAA individual champ and
national collegiate player of the year.