Mina Harigae was the winner of last week's Duramed Futures Tour event, the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge. The victory pushed Mina to the top of the money list, and she also leads the tour in scoring average through the early part of the season.
Harigae, a California native, had a stellar junior and amateur career, earning a post on the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team in 2005 and 2007; winning the California Women's Amateur Championship four times (the first time at age 13); winning the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship; and being a member of the 2008 U.S. Curtis Cup squad.
She played college golf at Duke for one season, then left school to turn pro earlier this year. And now, as a rookie, Harigae is (statistically) the best player on the Futures Tour through the early part of the season.
Look for Mina on the LPGA Tour in 2010.