5’4”...Credits her father, Bill, and Jim Gerring as having the most influence on her career... Named Scholar Athlete for three years...Brother Bill Kratzert played on the PGA Tour and commentates for ESPN…Bill is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, making Bill and Cathy one of two brother-sister combinations who have won on the LPGA and PGA Tours (joined by Jackie Gallagher-Smith and Jim Gallagher)...Married Jim Gerring on Dec. 27, 1986...Maiden name is Kratzert...Played as Cathy Kratzert in 1985…Gave birth to first son, Zachary, on July 12, 1988, and second son, Jayme, on Sept. 6, 1994... Enjoys all sports, fishing and basketball...Qualified for Tour on third attempt.
In May 1996, returned to official competition after a four-year absence.
In 1995, made her first competitive appearance since the April 1992 fire incident—played the JCPenney Classic, where she teamed with Jay Haas and tied for 17th at the unofficial event.
From 1993-95, did not compete in official LPGA events as a result of extensive burns on her hands and face suffered in 1992.
In 1992, played in just nine events at the start of the season, recording her first career hole-in-one during the Standard Register PING, and then missed the rest of the year after sustaining severe burns on her face and hands during a fire incident in April.
In 1991, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Desert Inn LPGA International.
In 1990, won the Bounce back Player of the Year Award; won three titles, the Lady Keystone Open, Stratton Mountain LPGA Classic (in a sudden-death playoff with Caroline Keggi) and the Trophee Urban World Championship; posted her career-low score of 63 during the Centel Classic; narrowly lost out on a fourth win of the season when she was defeated by good friend Nancy Lopez in a sudden-death playoff at the MBS LPGA Classic.
In 1989, recorded four top-20 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
In 1988, competed in only six events due to birth of first child, son Zachary, on July 12; tied for seventh at the Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Open.
In 1987, best finish was second place at the Women’s Kemper Open, where she lost to Jane Geddes in a sudden-death playoff.
In 1986, finished tied for second three times; lost two events in sudden-death playoffs, one to Betsy King at the Rail Charity Classic and the other to Ai-Yu Tu at the Mazda Japan Classic.
In 1985, tied for seventh at the LPGA Corning Classic for her season-best finish.
In 1984, tied for 12th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1985 season.
During her junior career, Gerring won the Indiana Junior State Championship in 1976-77. While attending Ohio State University, Gerring claimed Big-Ten medalist honors in 1982-83. Also in 1983, she was named an All-American and Ohio State University Athlete of the Year.