Jennifer Ha first began playing golf at the age of nine. “My dad got me started,” she says, “and I just fell in love with all the aspects of the sport.” Now she has more than 15 years on the green under her belt, and has competed professionally since 2016. In 2018, her career was propelled forward when she was awarded the DCM Power Up Bursary.
“I want to thank you for creating and funding a program to provide opportunities for young women to further their golf careers,” she says in her bursary application. “Programs like these are much needed not only in Canada but around the globe.”
Established in 2018, the Power Up Bursary is an annual award that significantly boosts the careers of promising female golfers through financial assistance; increased player visibility; training and skill development; sponsorship coaching; and marketing and PR training. Driven by DCM’s commitment to support women’s professional development, the Bursary gives Canadian female golfers who are on the brink of LPGA Tour status greater opportunities to achieve success.
Ha has also participated in the DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. First established in 1987, the Championship has played host to some of golf’s most talented female players, including Lorie Kane, Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, and Jessica Shepley. DCM become the lead sponsor of this landmark women’s golf event in 2017.
A native of Calgary, Ha won a golf scholarship to Kent State University in Ohio. While there, she demonstrated equal academic and athletic prowess, graduating on the dean’s list with a degree in Interpersonal Communication Studies, and recording five NCAA women’s golf tournament wins. She was also a Canadian National Golf Team member in 2015, and played as an LPGA Rookie in 2017.
Her love of the game is apparent off the course too; she recently has been involved in the design of Nine & Nine, a line of golf apparel by retailer Golf Town.
Ha’s future looks very bright, and DCM is proud to play a part in it by driving her career to the next level. We wish her much success.
See all the scores from the 2018 DCM PGA Women’s Championship.
Jennifer’s championship results:
LPGA Rookie Class – 2017
Five NCAA Tournament Titles – 2012-2015
Canadian National Golf Team Member – 2015-2015
Mid-American Conference (MAC) Player of the Year – 2013 and 2014
MAC Championship Medalist – 2013 and 2014
MAC First Team – 2012, 2013 and 2014
MAC Freshman of the Year – 2012
LPGA Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club – 49th
2017 LPGA Qualifying School – 8th
National Women’s Golf Association (NWGA) Event at Timacuan Golf Club – 1st
NWGA Event at International Golf Club – 1st
Monday qualifier for LPGA Marathon Classic, Sylvania, OH – 1st
NWGA Event at Victoria Hills Golf Club – T2nd
NWGA Event at Timacuan Golf Club – 2nd
NWGA Event at Black Bear Golf Club – T6th
NWGA Event at West Orange Golf Club – T6th
Symetra Tour FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, Battle Creek Michigan – T7
Symetra Tour Gossling’s Dark and Stormy Championship, Atlanta Georgia – T25
Symetra Tour Garden City Charity Classic, Garden City Kansas – T33
Suncoast Tour Championship – 5th
LPGA Canadian Pacific Women’s Open – T64
2014 MAC Conference Championship – 1st
2014 Lady Buckeye Invitational – 1st
2013 Nittany Lion Invitational – 1st
2013 Minnesota Invitational – 1st
2013 MAC Conference Championship – 1st
2014 SunTrust Gator Invitational – T5
2013 NCAA West Regional Championship – 8th
2015 Alberta Amateur – 1st
2015 – Low Am – 2015 Canadian Women’s Professional Tour Ontario – 3rd
2015 Canadian Amateur Championship – T20
2015 Ladies British Open Amateur, Ireland – T37
2014 Porter Cup – T2
2013 Women’s Western Amateur Championship – Quarter-Finalist
2013 Pacific North Amateur Championship – Champion
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