Xiaowen Yin

No. 2

  • Year Joined the Epson Tour 2022
  • Ascensus Race for the Card Ranking 2
  • Money Earned $118,860
  • Where did you first learn the game of golf and who taught you?

    I started having fun on the golf course when I was 7. I started training when I was 8. My mom and dad played, and they took me to the golf course, so I started playing.

  • When did you realize golf was something you wanted to pursue as a career?

    When I was 11 or 12, I won a couple of tournaments. I thought I was pretty talented at golf, so I started pursuing it.

  • Who has been your biggest supporter throughout your career?

    Of course, my parents. I couldn’t do this without my parents.

  • What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome that helped you become the person you are today?

    I’ve always needed more experience. When I was 12 years old, I played in a CLPGA event and finished the second round in the lead by 1. I was super nervous and couldn’t eat or sleep, and on the last day, I was so nervous I shot 88. The next time I played, I was in the leader group again and was 6-over thru the first five holes. Experience is essential; if you get through that, you’ll know what to do in that situation.

  • What advice would you give to the next generation of girls in sports and/or in life?

    You need to look forward. You need to try if you get a chance to play at a higher level. The place you finish is not important; it’s all about the experience.