Mina Harigae Biography – Mina Harigae Wiki
Mina Harigae is an Asian-American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She previously played on the Futures Tour, the LPGA Tour’s developmental tour. She won three times on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, including the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, Michelob ULTRA Duramed FUTURES Players Championship and the Falls Auto Group Classic.
Harigae started playing golf at the age of 8. As an amateur golfer, she played twice on the PING U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team, in 2005 and 2007, and was stroke-play medalist at the 2006 U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship.
Harigae was a four-time winner of the California Women’s Amateur Championship (2001-04), and she won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship at the Kerney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., by defeating Stephany Fleet, 4 and 3, in match play to take home the title.
She competed in two U.S. Women’s Opens as an amateur (2007, 2008), and was a three-time Rolex American Junior Golf Association (AJGC) All-American First Team selection. Harigae was a member of the 2008 U.S. Curtis Cup team, which notched a 13-7 victory, that included teammates Amanda Blumenherst and Jennie Lee, and played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
She turned professional in 2009. Harigae finished first on the Duramed FUTURES Tour season-ending money list to earn her membership for the 2010 LPGA season. Harigae earned three victories on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, including the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, Michelob ULTRA Duramed FUTURES Players Championship, and the Falls Auto Group Classic.
She has seven professional victories, including three on the Symetra Tour. During the LPGA Tour’s hiatus due to COVID-19, Harigae posted four victories on the Cactus Tour in Arizona. In 2021, she represented the United States in the Solheim Cup at Inverness Club.
Harigae attended the Stevenson School in Del Monte Forest, California. She went on to join Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where she played collegiate golf for one year. She left Duke University after a year to focus on her professional golf career. Harigae lives in Mesa, Arizona, United States.
Mina Harigae Age
She was born November 1, 1989, in Monterey, California, United States.
Mina Harigae Husband
Is golfer Mina Harigae married? She is in a relationship with her boyfriend and caddie Travis Kreiter, a former professional golfer and assistant golf professional at Superstition Mountain Country Club. When LPGA Tour player Mina Harigae met her now fiance Travis Kreiter, he was an assistant professional at Superstition Mountain in Gold Canyon, Ariz., where she had just become an honorary member.
Mina Harigae Parents
She is the daughter of Yasunori and Mafumi Harigae. They run Takara Sushi, a sushi restaurant in Monterey, California, the United States. They had a Japanese restaurant in Monterey (called Takara, one of the most popular sushi spots on the Peninsula) for 31 years in the same location.
“My mom came to America when she was 12,” Harigae told LPGA Tour. “My dad came over from Japan when he was in his 20s to go to culinary school. They’ve had a Japanese restaurant in Monterey (called Takara, one of the most popular sushi spots on the Peninsula) for 31 years in the same location and they’re working every day. They’ve been able to raise a family because of the hard work and dedication that they put into that business.
“That was their American dream and they realized it. They’re still realizing it every day. And because of them, I was able to pursue my American dream of playing professional golf. As a young person, you don’t know how much junior golf costs. You have no idea. Now, I realize what a sacrifice it was for my family for me to play the events I played and do the things I was able to do in the game.”
Mina Harigae Net Worth
Mina Harigae’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Mina Harigae Career Earnings
Mina Harigae has earned $2,935,167 in career earnings.
Mina Harigae WITB
Mina Harigae WITB 2022 – Driver: PXG 0811 X GEN2 (9°). Fairway Woods: PXG 0341 X GEN2 (3 and 5-Wood). Hybrids: PXG 0317 X GEN2 (19°, 22°). Irons: PXG 0311 P GEN3 (5-PW). Wedges: PXG Sugar Daddy Milled (52°, 56°, 60°). Putter: PXG Closer.
Speaking about her PXG equipment, Harigae said: “I love every single one of my clubs and that has never happened in my career! PXG attention to detail lets me focus on my game knowing I will never have to worry about the performance of my equipment. That is priceless.”
Mina Harigae Nationality
What nationality is Mina Harigae? She is of American nationality and Japanese heritage.
“I’m so proud of my Japanese heritage and culture,” Harigae said. “At the same time, growing up in California and now living in Arizona, I am about as American as you can get. That’s one of the greatest things about being Asian American. I’ve got the best of two worlds. I appreciate it every day. And I don’t ever forget it.”
Mina Harigae Tattoo
She has a tattoo on her wrist. The tattoo is in Roman numerals on her right wrist which is ‘April 27, 2014’ which is the date of her win.
Mina Harigae Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.
Mina Harigae Instagram
Mina Harigae’s Instagram is @minaharigae.