Rachel Hetherington

Australia

5'5"

1996

$5,725,090.00

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Race to CME Globe

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Rachel Hetherington Bio

5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 14...Credits her mother and Pam Langford as the individuals most influencing her career...Competed as Rachel Teske from 2001-04...Has two sisters and one brother...Hobbies include surfing, spending time with family, going to movies and working out…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 24th at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for 27th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola.
  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for 22nd at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2007, recorded five top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the LPGA State Farm Classic.
  • In 2006, recorded three top-10 finishes, including a tie for eighth at the U.S. Women’s Open; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 11th at The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide.
  • In 2005, best finish was second place at The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide; recorded second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Longs Drugs Challenge.
  • In 2004, posted her season-best finish at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she was runner-up, and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2003, won back-to-back titles for the second time in her career at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, where she defeated Annika Sorenstam, Jennifer Rosales and Lorie Kane on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff, and at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA, where she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2002, defeated Annika Sorenstam in a sudden-death playoff to win the PING Banner Health; won her sixth career title at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL, where she tied her career-low 64 in the third round.
  • In 2001, won her fourth career LPGA title at the Evian Masters and also tied for second at the Nabisco Championship; carded a career-low 64 during the final round of the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE, thanks in part to her first LPGA career hole-in-one; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after tying for fifth at the CISCO World Ladies Match Play Championship.
  • In 2000, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including second place at both the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic and season-ending Arch Wireless Championship; lost to Annika Sorenstam on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; won the inaugural Women’s World Cup Golf (an unofficial LPGA event) with Karrie Webb.
  • In 1999, recorded back-to back wins, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship and the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; won the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship when she defeated Lorie Kane on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1998, despite suffering a rib injury (strained left intercostal muscle), became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the First Union Betsy King Classic, where she defeated Annika Sorenstam on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, marking the first time Sorenstam was defeated in a playoff (she was 4-0 at the time).
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1996, finished tied for 11th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1997 LPGA season.
  • In 1995, captured the Maredo German Open and the La Manga Club Spanish Open titles on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET).
  • In 1994, turned professional and finished as runner-up at the Australian Open.

    Amateur
    Hetherington won the New South Wales (NSW) Junior Championship from 1989-92. She captured both the NSW Amateur Open and the Tasmanian Amateur Open titles in 1992. That same year, she finished as the runner-up at the New Zealand Amateur. She was a three-time member of the Australian Tasman Cup Team in 1989, 1991 and 1993.

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