5’8”...Started playing golf at the age of 3...Credits her late father John, who was a teaching professional and her first golf coach, and her mother Chris as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include fishing, going to the movies, shopping and reading...After one attempt at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament (2000), qualified for the LPGA Tour by placing first on the 2001 Futures Tour money list.
In 2007, competed in nine events on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, where her best finish was a tie for 18th at the Team WLF.org Golf Classic.
In 2006, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury.
In 2005, posted season-best finish at the MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta, where she tied for 19th.
In 2004, best finish was a tie for 24th at the State Farm Classic; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 12th to earn exempt status for the 2005 season.
In 2003, recorded her season-best finish at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, where she tied for fifth; posted a career-low 62 during the third round of the Welch’s/Fry’s Championship.
In 2002, won the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year by 155 points over Natalie Gulbis with six top-10 and 15 top-20 finishes, including a tie for eighth at the Weetabix Women’s British Open; posted her career-best finish at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL, where she finished second.
In 2001, competed on the Futures Tour, where she won four tournaments, was named the Player and Rookie of the Year and set a single-season earnings record of $81,529; earned exempt status for the 2002 LPGA Tour season after finishing first on the Futures Tour money list.
In 2000, turned professional.
Bauer was an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American from 1993-98. She won 17 AJGA events and was named AJGA Player of the Year from 1997-98. Bauer was a two-time member of the U.S. Curtis Cup Team, in 1998 and 2000. She was a member of the 1999 NCAA Championship team at Duke University and was named an All-American in 1999-2000.