Cathy Johnston-Forbes

United States

5'6"

1986

$1,086,917.00

University of North Carolina

Official Site

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Cathy Johnston-Forbes Bio

5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 7...Credits her family, her father Johnny Johnston and Jerry McGraw as the individuals most influencing her career…Married Foster Forbes on May 22, 1993...Competed as Cathy Johnston from 1986-93...Gave birth to first daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, in 2001...Gave birth to second daughter, Shannon Sylvia, in 2003...Hobbies include watching her kids play sports and spending time with her family...Qualified for LPGA Tour on her first attempt…Has her own Web site, www.cathyjohnstonforbes.com...Is affiliated with Easter Seals UCP of Eastern N.C.

Career

  • In 2006, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 44th to retain non-exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for fourth to earn exempt status for the 2005 LPGA season.
  • In 2003, played in only two events due to the birth of her daughter, Shannon Sylvia.
  • In 2001, top performance was a tie for 26th at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; played a limited schedule due to the birth of her daughter, Ashley Elizabeth.
  • In 2000, tied for fourth at the Nabisco Championship, her best finish in a major since winning the 1990 du Maurier Classic; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
  • In 1999, top finish was a tie for ninth at the season-opening HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
  • In 1998, best finish was third place at the Standard Register PING; tied her career-low 64 during the final round of the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
  • In 1997, tied for second at the Susan G. Komen International and posted her career-low 64 during the second round of the Welch’s/Circle K Championship; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1996, finished second at the PING/Welch’s Championship in Tucson, Ariz.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for fourth at the McCall’s LPGA Classic at Stratton Mountain.
  • In 1994, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Chicago Challenge.
  • In 1993, best finish was a tie for eighth at the Mazda LPGA Championship.
  • In 1992, best finish was a tie for 19th at the Crestar-Farm Fresh Classic.
  • In 1991, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Desert Inn LPGA Classic.
  • In 1990, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic, a major championship.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for 18th at the SAFECO Classic for her best finish of the season.
  • In 1988, best finish was a tie for 16th at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1987, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Henredon Classic.
  • In 1986, best finish was a tie for second at the MasterCard International.
  • In 1985, competed on the Futures Tour; qualified for the Tour by tying for 10th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1986 LPGA season.

    Amateur
    Johnston-Forbes’ junior credits include victories at the 1980 Orange Bowl International Junior and 1981 PGA National Junior. During her collegiate career at the University of North Carolina, Johnston-Forbes won the Memphis State Intercollegiate and placed third at the 1981 and 1983 Eastern Amateur.

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