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LPGA STATE FARM CLASSIC
Laura Diaz, left, hugs Morgan Pressel on the 18th green after they finish their first round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at the Rail Golf Club in Springfield, IL on August 31, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Laura Diaz (born April 27, 1975) is an American professional golfer.

Diaz was born Laura Philo in Scotia, New York. She won the 1995 North and South Women's Amateur Golf Championship at Pinehurst. In 1996 she won the Eastern Women's Amateur Championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the 1996 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship. A business student at Wake Forest University, Diaz was named the university's 1997 Female Athlete of the Year.

Diaz turned professional in 1997 and spent three years playing on the Futures Tour where she scored three tournament wins. She also played on the Ladies European Tour, where she was rookie of the year in 1998. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1999 and has earned two victories, both coming in the 2002 season when she had ten top-10 finishes.

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