Vicki Goetze-Ackerman

United States

5'5"

1994

$1,651,997.00

University of Georgia

Race to CME Globe

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Vicki Goetze-Ackerman Bio

5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 3 and competed in her first tournament at the age of 5...Credits her family as having the most influence on her career...Married Jim Ackerman on Jan. 4, 1997...Played as Vicki Goetze from 1994-96...Gave birth to son Jacob (Jake) Aiden Ackerman in 2005…Has a pet English bulldog named Mo...Elected to the LPGA Player Executive Committee for the 2005-07 seasons, serving as president in 2007...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Fields Open in Hawaii, where she carded a season-low 67 in the second round.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 16th at the CN Canadian Women’s Open; received the William and Mousie Powell Award.
  • In 2005, competed in 11 events before giving birth to son Jacob (Jake) Aiden; best finish was a tie for 15th at the MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta.
  • In 2004, tied her career-best finish at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she tied for second.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, her career-best finish in a major championship.
  • In 2002, tied for sixth at the Evian Masters; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields; led the Tour in sand saves with a 56.8-percent average.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Subaru Memorial of Naples; fired a career-low 65 during the final round of the Standard Register PING.
  • In 2000, posted a career-best finish with a tie for second at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she lost to Betsy King in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1999, tied for 10th at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 26th at the Australian Ladies Masters.
  • In 1997, tied for fifth at the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am for her best finish of the season.
  • In 1996, posted seven top-20 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic.
  • In 1995, posted a third-place finish at the PING AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship, during which she recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round.
  • In 1994, posted four top-20 finishes as a rookie, including a season-best 11th place at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1993, turned professional in June; finished fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for the 1994 season.

    Amateur
    Goetze-Ackerman enjoyed a very successful amateur career. She was the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year from 1988-90. She captured the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship title in 1989 and 1992, and she was the low amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open from 1989-90 and in 1992. In 1990 and 1992, Goetze-Ackerman was a member of both the U.S. Curtis Cup and the U.S. World Cup teams and was the 1992 NCAA champion. In addition, she was named the 1989 and 1991-92 Titleist/Golfweek Amateur Player of the Year, 1992 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year and 1992 SEC Female Athlete of the Year. She played in 12 professional tournaments as an amateur and made the cut in nine.

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