Jane Crafter

United States

5'4"

1981

$1,926,960.00

South Australian Institute of Technology (1977, Pharmacy)

Race to CME Globe

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Jane Crafter Bio

5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 6...Credits her father Brian, Wiffi Smith, Donna White and the late Dr. DeDe Owens as the individuals most influencing her career...In 2004, honored as one of “South Australia’s Greatest Ever Sports Stars” by The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation…Enjoys collecting golf antiques, wines, orchid growing, gardening, cooking and fishing...Has two cats, Sugar and Spice...Is a women’s golf television commentator for ESPN and NBC...Is a playing editor for Golf Digest...Nickname is “Crafty”...Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.

Career

  • In 2003, recorded her season-best finish at The Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, where she tied for 13th.
  • In 2002, posted her season-best finish at the Longs Drugs Challenge, where she tied for third; underwent left wrist surgery in December.
  • In 2001, tied for 10th on two occasions, at the Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick and the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 2000, posted eight top-20 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
  • In 1999, enjoyed one of the best seasons of her career with four top-10 finishes, including a season-best fifth place in her home country at the Australian Ladies Masters.
  • In 1998, tied for fourth at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural; underwent arthroscopic surgery in May and was out of competition for two months.
  • In 1997, posted four top-20 finishes, including a tie for fourth at the State Farm Rail Classic; captured the Australian Women’s Open title on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour for her third international victory.
  • In 1996, top finish was a tie for third at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the McDonald’s LPGA, where she tied for third; recorded the second hole-in-one of her LPGA career at the Friendly’s Classic; won the Australian Ladies Masters for the second time on the ALPG Tour.
  • In 1995, tied for 14th at the Friendly’s Classic.
  • In 1994, two injuries hampered her season – pulled a rib cage muscle in April and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in June; best finish was a tie for fourth at the Sara Lee Classic, where she tied her career-low score of 64 during the opening round.
  • In 1993, finished third at both the PING/Welch’s Championship in Tucson and the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1992, finished in second place at the PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship, where she lost to Nancy Lopez in a sudden-death playoff; tied her career-low score of 64 during the first round; won the Australian Ladies Masters on the ALPG Tour.
  • In 1991, best finish was a tie for 17th at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1990, captured her first LPGA victory at the Phar-Mor at Inverrary, where she holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win.
  • In 1989, tied for third at the Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic.
  • In 1988, best finish was a tie for 10th at the USX Golf Classic.
  • In 1987, finished second at the S&H Golf Classic, where she recorded her career-low round of 64.
  • In 1986, season-best finish was third at the S&H Golf Classic, where she recorded the first ace of her LPGA career.
  • In 1985, took runner-up honors at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1984, tied for second at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
  • In 1983, best finish was a tie for eighth at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1982, top finish was a tie for 18th at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
  • In 1981, originally qualified for the LPGA Tour at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in January, where she tied for sixth.

    Amateur
    A qualified pharmacist turned pro golfer, Crafter came to the United States owning an impressive amateur resume. She won the 1978 New Zealand Amateur and the 1980 Belgian Amateur. Additionally, she was runner-up at the 1977 Australian Amateur and the 1980 Canadian Amateur. Crafter also represented
    Australia in international competition 10 times.

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