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Oh Goes Pro

May 24, 2004

UNLV sophomore golfer Sunny Oh announced that she has turned professional, declaring herself so just prior to her U.S. Women's Open qualifying round in Phoenix on Monday.

By turning professional, the Rebel star forfeits her right to any remaining amateur eligibility, thus ending her career at UNLV.

"It's very sad to see a player of Sunny's caliber leave at this point in her career," UNLV head coach Missy Ringler said. "You always hope a student-athlete will finish their career and education. I wish her best of luck. I know she'll be very successful and we will certainly miss her in the future."

Oh, of Seoul, Korea, leaves as the most decorated player in the program's three-year history. She twice earned All-America honors and was the 2004 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year.

Just three days ago, Oh and the 14th-ranked Rebels wrapped up their 2004 season with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

Oh joined four of her teammates in playing a local qualifying round for the U.S. Women's Open at the Phoenix Country Club on Monday. Also representing UNLV at the qualifier were Christine Hentzner, Hwanhee Lee, Elena Kurokawa and Seema Sadekar.



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