Golfer Makes 36 Consecutive Pars In Collegiate Tournament

Jennie Park of Texas A&M Aggies achieved the feat in her first two rounds of a tournament in Florida

Jennie Park was a model of consistency in a Florida tournament, making par in 36 consecutive holes
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As any player knows, consistency is one of the most important, and frequently elusive, elements of the game. In one round, you can hit a hot streak that has you dreaming of a future on a professional tour, before the next leaves you feeling like reconstructing your entire game.

For one player, though, consistency was the least of her worries during a recent tournament, where, following the first two rounds, she had achieved an astonishing 36 straight pars. The extraordinary performance came from Jennie Park, who was representing Texas A&M Aggies in the UCF Women’s Challenge at the University of Central Florida’s Eagle Creek Golf Club.

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In the tournament, which was held between 5 and 7 February, the Aggies finished ninth as Wake Forest took the title. That was despite Park breaking her run in the third and final round, where she carded a three-under 69, eventually finishing tied for 26th.

Park is one of the most promising amateurs, and has been invited to play in the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which takes place between 29 March and April 1 - a tournament where the first 36 holes will take place at Georgia’s Champions Retreat Golf Club before the 30 who make the cut battle it out at Augusta National in the final round.

Given Park’s extraordinary consistency leading up to the tournament, it appears she only needs to make a few tweaks to her game to be in with an excellent chance of making the final round, and demonstrating her abilities - hopefully with some birdies or better - on one of the most famous courses of all.  

Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.