Kris Tschetter

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Kris Tschetter
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1964-12-30) December 30, 1964 (age 49)
Detroit, Michigan
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeTexas Christian University
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1988)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
Other1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship2nd: 1997
LPGA ChampionshipT11: 1993
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 1996
du Maurier ClassicT12: 1995
Women's British OpenT42: 2005
Achievements and awards
LPGA Heather Farr
Player Award
2001
 
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Kris Tschetter
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1964-12-30) December 30, 1964 (age 49)
Detroit, Michigan
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeTexas Christian University
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1988)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
Other1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship2nd: 1997
LPGA ChampionshipT11: 1993
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 1996
du Maurier ClassicT12: 1995
Women's British OpenT42: 2005
Achievements and awards
LPGA Heather Farr
Player Award
2001

Kris Tschetter (born December 30, 1964) is an American professional golfer, who played on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Tschetter was born in Detroit, Michigan. As an amateur, she won the 1983 American Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions and was a four-time winner of the South Dakota State Women’s Amateur Championship (1983–86). In 1984, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open and the following year was a quarterfinalist at the Trans-National.

Tschetter attended Texas Christian University graduating in 1987 as a Radio, Television and Film Major. She was a three-time member of the All-Southwest Conference Team.

Tschetter, as a freshman, was a member of Shady Oaks Golf Club in Fort Worth where she developed a relationship with the late Ben Hogan. Tschetter one day convinced Hogan to play nine holes of golf with two of her teammates from TCU. He duck-hooked the first tee shot but finished at even par. This, according to Tschetter, is the last time that Hogan ever played golf. They remained friends until his death in 1997. Tschetter has written a book called Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend recounting her times with Hogan.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tschetter turned pro in 1988. In 1992, she won her only LPGA event. She won the Northgate Computer Classic by three shots over Deb Richard.[2] Tschetter also took part in a playoff at the 1997 State Farm Rail Classic . She and Lori Kane losing to Cindy Figg-Currier on the first hole of sudden death.[3]

Tschetter twice finished second in major championships. The first of which was the 1996 U.S. Women's Open, where she finished six shots behind Annika Sörenstam. At the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Tschetter finished two strokes behind Betsy King.

Personal life[edit]

Tschetter is married to Kirk Lucas, her coach, and they have two daughters, Lainey & Kyra.

She founded the Kris Tschetter Celebrity Golf Benefit for Kids in 1991, an event that raises money for children’s charities in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area. While on Tour, she has represented the Liz Claiborne clothing for 11 straight years and since its inception in 1999, Private Club Links.

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Aug 23, 1992Northgate Computer Classic–5 (69-69-73=211)3 strokesUnited States Deb Richard

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
11997State Farm Rail ClassicUnited States Cindy Figg-Currier, Canada Lorie KaneFigg-Currier won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament198419851986198719881989
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
LPGA ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPT43CUT
U.S. Women's OpenCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
du Maurier ClassicDNPDNPDNPDNPT57CUT
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipDNPDNPT8T60T32T2792CUTT13
LPGA ChampionshipDNPT37T74T11T49T18T18CUTT30T54
U.S. Women's OpenT49T15T36T17T25T132CUTT36T40
du Maurier ClassicT41DNPCUTCUTCUTT12T49T16T54CUT
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipT53DNPT14CUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
LPGA ChampionshipT46T39T25CUTCUTT63CUTDNPDNPT44
U.S. Women's OpenT30DNPT37DNPCUTT52CUTDNPDNPCUT
Women's British Open ^DNPCUTT37DNPCUTT52CUTDNPDNPCUT

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tschetter, Kris; Eubanks, Steve (2010). Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend. Gotham Books. ISBN 1-101-46416 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  2. ^ Tschetter wins Northgate
  3. ^ Figg-Currier Wins First

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