Danielle Ammaccapane

United States




Arizona State University

Race to CME Globe


Rolex Ranking™


Danielle Ammaccapane Bio

5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Credits her mother, father and Bill Cornelius as the individuals most influencing her career...Married Rod Kesling on Jan. 6, 1996...Gave birth to daughter Laura Ann Kesling in 2000, and son Denver Christian Kesling in 2004...Owns a sports bar with her father in Phoenix...Sister Dina also plays on the LPGA Tour...Inducted into the Arizona State Hall of Fame in 1997.


  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 35th at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for 22nd at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 27th at the LPGA Takefuji Classic; gave birth to her second child, Denver Christian Kesling.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL; recorded her second and third LPGA career holes-in-one during the fourth round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage and the first round of the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, respectively.
  • In 2002, posted three top-five finishes, including a season-best tie for second at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, where she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings; recorded a career-low round of 62 during the final round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for third at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 2000, played a limited schedule due to the birth of her first child, Laura Ann Kesling; returned to action in June; best finish was a tie for 18th at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
  • In 1999, best finish came at the areaWEB.COM Challenge, where she tied for 11th.
  • In 1998, captured the Mercury Titleholders Championship title for the second time and went wire-to-wire to win the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship where her sister Dina finished third.
  • In 1997, captured her fifth win at the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic and crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the JAL Big Apple Classic.
  • In 1996, best performance was a fifth-place finish at the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for second at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1994, recorded four top-20 finishes, including a tie for ninth at the Sara Lee Classic; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1993, finished third at the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston; won the Seoul Ladies Open on the Korea LPGA Tour.
  • In 1992, won three tournaments—successfully defended her title at the Standard Register PING, captured the Centel Classic title by posting four consecutive rounds in the 60s and won the Lady Keystone Open; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Sega Women’s Championship; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1991, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Standard Register PING.
  • In 1990, twice finished second, at the PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship and the Mazda Japan Classic.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for third at the Greater Washington Open.
  • In 1988, recorded five top-10 finishes as a rookie, including fifth place at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1987, tied for fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and earned exempt status for the 1988 LPGA season.

    Following a successful junior career, Ammaccapane won the 1984 Broadmoor Invitational and the 1985 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. She attended Arizona State University, where she won the 1985 NCAA Championship and the 1987 Pac-10 Championship. Ammaccapane also represented the United States on the 1986 Curtis Cup Team.

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