Top of Her Game

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It's technically spring for a few more days, but freshman golfer Annie Park's summer vacation has been, and will continue to be, packed with many scrapbook worthy moments.

Days after she completed her first semester of college, with a 3.66 GPA, Park helped lead the USC women's golf team to its third NCAA team title while running away with the individual crown for her fourth individual win of the season. Then came the string of awards, including Player and Freshman of the Year honors from the National Golf Coaches Association and the Pac-12 and then the Honda Sports Award for women's golf.

Park, who left high school a semester early to enroll at USC in January, returned home to attend prom and on Saturday, she walked in the MacArthur High School graduation. Minutes after receiving her diploma, she hightailed it to the airport, taking a flight to Oklahoma, where today she began competing in the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at the Jimmie Austin OU G.C. in Norman. There, she is joining fellow current Trojans Kjung Kim, the defending champion of the event, and Doris Chen as well as incoming freshman Karen Chung.

After the event, Park is scheduled to fly to L.A. to attend the Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda on Monday before returning immediately to New York to compete as an amateur in the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at the Sebonack G.C. in Southampton, N.Y., not far from her hometown of Levittown, N.Y.

Joining Park in New York will be Kim and Chen as well as former Trojan golfers Nicole Castrale, Lizette Salas, Candie Kung, Belen Mozo, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Jennifer Rosales and Irene Cho. Incoming freshman Gabriella Then is also playing, as an amateur.

Annie Park.jpg(Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information)

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