Kristi Albers

United States

5'7"

1986

University of New Mexico

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

Kristi Albers Bio

5’7”...Credits her husband Fred Albers, Fred Atkins and Bill Eschenbrenner as the individuals most influencing her career...Lists making First-Team All-American (1984-85) and winning the 1993 Sprint Classic as her biggest thrills in golf...Married El Paso, Texas, television sportscaster Fred Albers on Jan. 10, 1987...Maiden name is Arrington…Competed as Kristi Arrington in 1986...Gave birth to son Austin Frederick in 2001...Enjoys movies, music and St. Louis Cardinals baseball...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 28th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2006, posted a season-best finish at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where she tied for 26th.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for 25th at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola; played a limited schedule due to an injury to her left foot.
  • In 2004, posted her best finish at the Sybase Classic Presented by Lincoln Mercury, where she tied for seventh; notched her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott and her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children.
  • In 2003, posted a season-best finish at the State Farm Classic, where she tied for fifth; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for ninth at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG.
  • In 2001, tied for seventh at both The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott and the U.S. Women’s Open; played a limited schedule due to the birth of her first child, Austin Frederick.
  • In 2000, finished second at the Michelob Light Classic, her best finish since winning in 1993.
  • In 1999, posted a third-place finish at the Wegmans Rochester International.
  • In 1998, season-best finish was a tie for fourth at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; posted a career-low 62 during the second round of the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
  • In 1997, best finish of the season was a tie for 13th at the State Farm Rail Classic. In 1996, tied for 10th on three occasions: McDonald’s LPGA Championship; Friendly’s Classic; and CoreStates Betsy King Classic.
  • In 1995, finished third at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.
  • In 1994, best finish was fifth place at the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions; underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in October.
  • In 1993, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Sprint Classic and posted seven top-20 finishes.
  • In 1992, top finishes included second place at the Standard Register PING and a tie for second at the Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1991, placed in the top 10 four times, including a season-best tie for third at the PING/Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1990, tied for second at the McDonald’s Championship.
  • In 1989, tied for third at the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open.
  • In 1988, tied for eighth at the U.S. Women’s Open, during which she recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one.
  • In 1987, best finish was a tie for 11th at the du Maurier Classic, one of the LPGA’s four major championships at the time.
  • In 1986, top finish of her rookie season was a tie for 23rd at the Mayflower Classic; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in- one at the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1985, tied for 28th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and earned exempt status for the 1986 LPGA season.

    Amateur
    As a junior golfer, Albers won the Sun Country Junior State Championship and was an All-State qualifier in high school. She was a First-Team All-American at the University of New Mexico, as well as a three-time All-Conference player. Albers won the 1984 New Mexico State Invitational, the New Mexico Amateur Championship and the Dick McGuire Invitational.

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