Joan Delk

United States

5'3"

1986

$84,227.00

Furman University (1983, Sports Marketing)

Race to CME Globe

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Joan Delk Bio

Credits her husband John, George Kelnhofer, Gil Gonsalves and Tom Doozan as individuals most influencing her career...Married John Delk on Aug. 31, 1984…Gave birth to her first child, daughter Jordan Marie, on Aug. 3, 1992; and son Jacob Randolph on April 3, 1996..Lists her hole-in-one at the 1983 U.S. Women’s Open as her greatest thrill in golf...Enjoys sports and participation in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Qualified for Tour on second attempt.

Career Highlights

  • In 1996, did not compete due to the birth of her second child, son Jacob Randolph, on April 3; has played a limited schedule since 1996 in order to raise her two children and spend time at home.
  • In 1995, played a limited schedule and did television commentary for several LPGA events.
  • In 1992, played a limited schedule due to the birth of her first child, daughter Jordan Marie, on Aug. 3.
  • In 1991, best finish was 20th at the Northgate Computer Classic.
  • In 1990, best finish was a tie for 23rd at the Crestar Classic.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for eighth at the Sara Lee Classic, where she fired a career-low 66 in the final round.
  • In 1988, posted a career-best tie for seventh at the Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1987, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Boston Five Classic.
  • In 1986, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 37th to retain non-exempt status for the 1987 season.
  • In 1985, earned exempt status for the 1986 season after tying for 24th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

    Amateur
    Delk’s junior golf achievements were amassed in Florida, where she lived for 23 years before moving to Georgia. She won the Florida State Junior Championship in 1979 and the Florida Women’s State Championship in 1984. She claimed quarterfinalist honors in the North-South Amateur in 1983. While attending Furman University in South Carolina, Delk was a 1980-83 Regional All-American. She qualified for three U.S. Women’s Opens as an amateur and recorded a hole-in-one during the 1983 U.S. Women’s Open.

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