The Golf Digest Awards 2008\n18 / Rotorua, New Zealand\nFor the third time in four years, Lang won the USGA Senior Women's Amateur. She is 22-1 in matches since becoming eligible for the event at 50. The first Jamaican to play on the LPGA Tour (1984), Lang regained her amateur status in 1989.\n\n HONORABLE MENTION\n\n Carolyn Creekmore, Joan Higgins, Jackie Little, Patty Moore, Carol Semple Thompson\n18 / Rotorua, New Zealand\nLee supplanted Tiger Woods as the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur (18 years, one month). The South Korean-born New Zealander also won the Western Amateur.\n\n AMATEUR MEN\n\n 1 Danny Lee\n\n 2 Rickie Fowler\n\n 3 Kyle Stanley\n\n 4 Adam Mitchell\n\n 5 Erik Flores\n\n 6 Billy Horschel\n\n 7 Zack Sucher\n\n 8 Mike Van Sickle\n\n 9 Rory Hie\n\n 10 Sihwan Kim\nOchoa followed her eight-victory season in 2007 with seven wins in '08, including her second major (Kraft Nabisco Championship). Ochoa had 17 top-10 finishes in 22 events and led the LPGA Tour in driving distance (269.3 yards), scoring average (69.70) and greens in regulation (71.6 percent). "I think that it has been a better year than last year be-cause a lot of things have happened, and it's been more like an up-and-down year," she says. "And you learn a lot from that."\nHe jumped from 56th in the World Golf Ranking in 2007 to seventh in '08, mostly because of his consecutive victories at the BMW and Tour championships. Villegas missed only three cuts all season, and his $4.4 million in earnings in 22 events was more than he made in his previous 65.\n\n‘ really felt comfortable this year. It made a huge difference in how I played.'\nBlumenherst won the U.S. Women's Amateur and made the cut at the LPGA Tour's Kraft Nabisco Championship and U.S. Women's Open. She went 3-1-1 for the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team.\n\n AMATEUR WOMEN\n\n 1 Amanda Blumenherst\n\n 2 Azahara Munoz\n\n 3 Tiffany Joh\n\n 4 Anna Nordqvist\n\n 5 Belen Mozo\n\n 6 Stephanie Sherlock\n\n 7 Alison Walshe\n\n 8 Laura Crawford\n\n 9 Ashley Freeman\n\n 10 Meghan Bolger\nIt was a bittersweet year for Woods. He won four PGA Tour events, including his 14th major professional championship in a mem-orable 19-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open. But he also missed the second half of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his left knee. Playing in only six tour events, Woods' worst finish was fifth at the WGC-CA Championship. He finished second at the Masters.\nThe 2009 Walker Cup captain and 1995 U.S. Amateur runner-up to Tiger Woods won the USGA Senior Amateur. It was his first USGA title, but his 43rd individual USGA championship event, including 20 U.S. Amateurs. "I'm truly overwhelmed," he says.\n\n HONORABLE MENTION\n\n Pete Allen, Mike Bell, Ron Carter, Graham Cooke, Frank Ford III, John Grace, Jerry Hudgins, Don Marsh, Bill Zylstra\nIn one of the most impressive debut seasons in LPGA Tour history, Tseng won a major (the McDonald's LPGA Championship), finished second at another (the Ricoh Women's British Open) and finished third on the money list. Tseng missed only one cut and had eight top-three finishes in 27 events. "Next year my goal is to win more tournaments, and I hope I can be player of the year," she says.\nPeck won the U.S. Junior Amateur plus three AJGA events, including the FootJoy Invitational and the HP Boys Junior Championship. At the FootJoy Invitational, he finished six strokes ahead of his closest competitors.\n\n AMATEUR BOYS\n\n 1 Cameron Peck\n\n 2 Cory Whitsett\n\n 3 Jordan Spieth\n\n 4 Evan Beck\n\n 5 Andrew Yun\n\n 6 Jeffrey Kang\n\n 7 T.J. Vogel\n\n 8 Anthony Paolucci\n\n 9 Hyun Seok Lim\n\n 10 Talor Gooch\nAfter his memorable performance at the 2007 British Open (third behind Harrington and Sergio Garcia), the Argentine joined the PGA Tour in '08 and won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The former European tour winner earned more than $2 million on the PGA Tour last season and made the cut in all four majors, including a T-8 at the Masters and a T-7 at the PGA Championship.\nThompson won the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur and played in her second U.S. Women's Open (missing the cut with rounds of 75-77). She also won the AJGA Championship at the Traditions.\n\n AMATEUR GIRLS\n\n 1 Alexis Thompson\n\n 2 Victoria Tanco\n\n 3 Jessica Korda\n\n 4 Kristina Wong\n\n 5 Danielle Frasier\n\n 6 Karen Chung\n\n 7 Jenny Shin\n\n 8 Victoria Kiser\n\n 9 Erynne Lee\n\n 10 Kimberly Kim\n‘ was just a matter of time for my game to come around.'\n\n With a victory at the CN Canadian Women's Open and eight other top-10 finishes, Hull earned $1,045, 619 in prize money, going from 60th on the money list in 2007 to 13th in 2008. She finished the year making 16 straight cuts.