In 2004, her results have continued to be impressive.
She played on the Curtis Cup team that routed Britain, alongside
Creamer and Michelle Wie. She was the runner up in the 2004 US Girl's
Amateur as well, the biggest tournament in girl's golf. Finally,
she got her chance in the Women's Amateur, and once again, through
a series of brilliant matches, she made her way to the finals, where
she this time was the favorite to win, playing a virtual unknown
named Amanda McCurdy. And proving Virada correct, this time Jane
won it 2 up. In doing so, she became the first women to win the
event after finishing second the previous year since 1978.
She entered UCLA in 2005, but did not have a particularly
good year in college golf (at least by her standards; she was still
considered one of the top golfers in the country). After her year
was over, she played in the US Women's Open, not really expecting
much, but stunned even herself by putting herself into contention.
Although she eventually faded to a 10th place finish, it was still
a great result from her, and rejuvenated her confidence in herself.
A few weeks later, she played in the Curtis Cup, the biennial competition
that pits the best US and British women amateur golfers against
each other. She was instrumental in the trouncing the US gave the
Brits, winning three matches and tying one, a team match where her
partner made crucial mistakes that cost them the win.
She turned pro following the US Women's Amateur
in August. She played a few professional events after that, getting
decent but not amazing results. She then competed at the 2006 LPGA
Q-School., where she finished just two shots out of earning an exempt
card. She competed as a conditional player for the 2007 LPGA season.
By and large, her 2007 season was not all that great.
She did have a few highlights, though. She had two top twenties,
including a tie for 18th at the Kolon-Hana Bank. She easily maintained
her non-exempt status, but had to return to Q-School to try to gain
an exempt card. This she did with startling ease: she shot a 65
in the first round, and led the event wire to wire, capturing the
medalist honors by three shots. So, she would be an exempt player
on tour for the first time in 2008.
Jane wasted little time taking advantage of her
newfound status. In the very first event of the year, she ended
up in a pitched battle with Annika Sorenstam for the title. Sorenstam
only put Park away on the last few holes on the final day. Just
a few weeks later, Park finished third. She seemed on the way to
a great season.
Jane slowed down a bit after that, but notched two
more top tens during the year, and shot a 62 in Arkansas to capture
yet another second place finish. She would earn more than $600,000
for 2008, more than 10 times her 2007 money total.
2009 was an off year for Jane, as she struggled
with some nagging injuries. She only finished 60th on the money
list, with just two top tens. Her best tournament was a tie for
6th at the HSBC Champions early in the year.
Jane struggled in 2010. She was not even able to
achieve a top 20 all season, and finished 83rd on the money list,
dropping her status for 2011 to category 11. She had more struggles
in 2011, finishing 98th on the money list to maintain category 11
status for 2012. Her best finish that season was a tie for 29th
at the Kia Classic.
Jane continued to play at the same level in 2012.
That year she finished 94th on the money list, with her best finish
a tie for 25th at the Kingsmill Championship. 2013 was a much better
year for her. She had two top tens and made over a quarter of a
million dollars. She wound up 51st on the money list, which returned
her to top status on tour for 2014.
Jane had a weaker year in 2014, although she still
managed her career best scoring average by a smidge, and finished
T-11th at the LPGA Championship, nearly her best ever Major finish.
She finished 79th on the year's money list, and is listed at the
start of 2015 as having an unspecified medical exemption.