Who is Jennifer Kupcho?
Jennifer Kupcho is now a constant in the American Solheim Cup team, a major champion and multiple-time LPGA Tour winner.
Kupcho was born in Colorado in 1997 and began playing the sport at the age of 5. She went to Wake Forest University and had an amazing amateur career. She was the World No.1 amateur for 34 weeks, and won the NCAA Division I Championship while at WFU.
She graduated in 2019 and immediately turned professional, winning the Colorado Women’s Open the next year. She had to wait until 2022 for her first LPGA Tour title, but that came on the biggest stage. Kupcho’s first win on the LPGA Tour was at the Chevron Championship, making a major her first. The American has four professional victories, with three of those on the LPGA.
Kupcho is a two-time Solheim Cup participant, having made her debut in the competition in 2021 on home soil, where she earned 2.5 points from her four matches, one of the better records on Team USA that week. The 2023 edition of the bi-ennial team event was her first in Europe.
Jennifer Kupcho | An Overview
Name: Jennifer Kupcho
Born: May 14, 1997
Nationality: United States
Residence: Littleton, Colorado, United States
College: Wake Forest University
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 9 – June 22, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 4
2020 (1) – Colorado Women’s Open
2022 (3) – Chevron Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic, Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
Achievements and Awards
Honda Sports Award – 2018
Mark C. McCormack Medal – 2018
Jennifer Kupcho | What’s In Her Bag?
Driver: Ping G425 LST (10.5°; Tour AD XC 5 Stiff shaft)
Fairway Woods: Ping G430 LST (15°; Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 6 Stiff shaft)
Hybrids: Ping G430 (22°; Tour AD DI-75 Stiff shaft, 26°; Tour AD DI-85 Stiff shaft)
Irons: Ping i210 (5-9; Project X IO 6.0 shafts), Ping i230 (PW-UW; Project X IO 6.0 shafts)
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro (54°/S, 58°/S; Project X IO 6.0 shafts)
Putter: Ping PLD Kushin Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jennifer Kupcho
When and where was Jennifer Kupcho born?
Jennifer Kupcho was born in Littleton, Colorado, United States in May 1997. She started playing golf at the age of 5.
When did Jennifer Kupcho turn professional?
Kupcho turned professional in 2019 after graduating from Wake Forest University. During her time at WFU, she won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship, and subsequently earned the NCAA Player of the Year in 2018.
How many professional titles has Jennifer Kupcho won?
Kupcho is a four-time winner so far in her professional career, with three of those coming on the LPGA Tour. Her first professional win came at the Colorado Women’s Open, before winning those three LPGA titles in 2022. The first was a major championship, as she won the Chevron, before then being victorious at the Meijer LPGA Classic and the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, alongside Lizette Salas.
Who is Jennifer Kupcho dating?
Kupcho is married to Jay Monahan. No, not that one!
Monahan is a former professional golfer and is now an LPGA caddie. The couple first met at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The caddie was working there, while Kupcho, a club member, was visiting the course. The pair got married in 2022.
Did you Know?
World Leading Amateur
Kupcho had a wonderful amateur career, winning the 2014 Colorado Junior Stroke Play Championship, the 2017 Canadian Women’s Amateur, and the 2019 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, along with the 2015 CWGA Stroke Play Championship – which she retained for the next two years.
She won the 2018 NCAA Division I Golf Championship, and subsequently earned the 2018 NCAA Player of the Year while at Wake Forest. She spent more than 30 weeks at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Coming into 2022, Kupcho was yet to win a title on the LPGA Tour. However, she ended the season with three titles, including her maiden major crown. Her first win came at the Chevron Championship, becoming the sport’s newest major champion. She then won twice more on the LPGA Tour to cap off a stunning season.
From Curtis Cup to Solheim Cup
Kupcho played for the United States on three occasions as an amateur. She featured at the Arnold Palmer Cup, Espirito Santo Trophy and the Curtis Cup. Three years later, Kupcho was a part of Team USA in the Solheim Cup.
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