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Birthdate: June 15, 1986
Nationality: Japan
Turned Professional: 2005
Current Tour: LPGA (joined 2008), JLPGA (joined 2005)

Professional career


Ueda turned pro in August 2005 and won the JLPGA rookies cup that year.[3] In 2006 she placed 4th in two JLPGA events, and tied for 9th in the Mizuno Classic, a joint JLPGA and LPGA event.

2007 was her breakout year on the JLPGA, with five wins, six runner-ups, a 3rd and a 5th. Internationally, she represented Japan in the World Cup, and played in the Women's British Open at St Andrews. In April she won the Life Card Ladies at her home town of Kumamoto. She went on to win the Resort Trust Ladies and the Stanley Ladies, and placed 2nd in the Fujitsu Ladies, before winning the Mizuno Classic in November. A highlight of her tournament was a double-eagle, only the 28th in LPGA history. She became the tournament's first Japanese winner in nine years and only the 16th non-LPGA member in history to win an LPGA event. Two weeks later at the Elleair Ladies she won her fifth tournament and became the youngest money title winner in the history of the JLPGA tour.

Her win at Mizuno qualified her to play on the LPGA tour in 2008. In her first tournament of the year, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, she finished fifth.

Professional wins (7)

JLPGA Tour (6)

. 2007 (4) Life Card Ladies, Resort Trust Ladies, Stanley Ladies, Daio Paper Elleair Open
. 2008 (2) Suntory Ladies Open, Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Women's Open

LPGA Tour (1)

. 2007 (1) Mizuno Classic

PGA Earnings to Date $426,522

 
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