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2005 FUTURES Tour Player of the Year
Seon-Hwa Lee

Seon-Hwa Lee of Chonan, Korea, of Chonan, Korea, finished first on the FUTURES Tour Money List with earnings of $59,567 in 18 events. A former winner on the Korean LPGA Tour, Lee, at 19, won her first tournament in the United States at the 2005 Albany FUTURES Pro Golf Classic in Albany, N.Y. For the 2005 season, Lee recorded 13 top-10 finishes, a low round of 65, and posted a scoring average of 70.75. By finishing on top of the money list, Lee also was the FUTURES Tour’s 2005 Player of the Year. After two full seasons on the Tour, she was a top-10 finisher 19 times and posted sub-par rounds in 53.4 percent of her total 103 rounds played. Lee earns LPGA Tour status for the first time.

   Former FUTURES Tour Players of the Year
Year   Player
2004  Jimin Kang
2003  Stacy Prammanasudh
2002  Lorena Ochoa
2001  Beth Bauer
2000  Heather Zakhar
1999  Grace Park
1998  Michelle Bell
1997  Marilyn Lovander
1996  Vickie Moran
1995  Patty Ehrhart
1994  Marilyn Lovander
Earnings
$ 51,268
$ 57,760
$ 53,702
$ 81,529
$ 34,804
$ 50,592
$ 49,526
$ 27,947
$ 25,429
$ 22,506
$ 19,103
Year  Player
1993  Nanci Bowen
1992  Jodi Figley
1991  Kim Williams
1990  Denise Baldwin
1989  Jennifer MacCurrach
1988  Jenny Lidback
1987  Laurel Kean
1986  Tammie Green
1985  Tammie Green
1984  Penny Hammel
Earnings
$ 20,443
$ 18,625
$ 21,783
$ 24,383
$ 30,229
$ 30,581
$ 52,829
$ 24,548
$ 15,918
$ 9,090

The Trainor Award

2005 Recipient - Decatur, Ill. Tournament Committees (1985 - 2004)

Karrie WebbThe FUTURES Golf Tour established the Trainor Award in 1999, in honor of the Tour’s founder and former president, Eloise Trainor, who retired on June 23, 1999. In the spirit of the tenacious and dedicated founder who operated the FUTURES Golf Tour for 20 years, the annual Trainor Award is presented to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to women’s golf.

Receiving the 2005 Trainor Award was LPGA Tour Super Grand Slam winner Karrie Webb of Queensland, Australia, who became the first member of the FUTURES Golf Tour to be inducted into the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame. Webb played on the FUTURES Tour in 1995, and won her first professional tournament at the 1995 Golden Flake Golden Ocala FUTURES Classic in Ocala, Fla. She owns 30 career wins as an LPGA Tour member, including six major

Previous Award Recipients

2004 - Decatur, Ill. Tournament Committees (1985 - 2004)
2003 - Wilma Gilliland
2002 - Bob Hirschman and Connie Shorb
2001 - Diane Lewis
2000 - Betty Puskar
1999 - Lew Williams


The Heather Wilbur Spirit Award

2005 Recipient - Salimah Mussani

Salimah MussaniThe FUTURES Golf Tour established a player award in October 2003 in honor of four-year FUTURES Tour member Heather Wilbur of Moncton, New Brunswick. The Canadian professional lost an 11-month battle to Acute Myelogenic Leukemia (AML) at the age of 27. She joined the FUTURES Tour in 2000.

The Heather Wilbur Spirit Award is presented to a Duramed FUTURES Tour player who best exemplifies dedication, courage, perseverance, love of the game and spirit toward achieving goals as a professional golfer. Wilbur was named as the first recipient of the award in October 2003, prior to her death.

Duramed FUTURES Tour players nominate the recipient of the annual award. In 2005, Salimah Mussani of Burlington, Ontario became the third recipient of the Heather Wilbur Spirit Award. Mussani, who joined the Tour in 2003, plays with Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease with no cure

Previous Award Recipient
2004 - Lindsey Wright
2003 - Heather Wilbur


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