Christa Johnson

United States

5'11"

1980

University of Arizona (1980, Accounting)

Race to CME Globe

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Christa Johnson Bio

5’11”...Several people have influenced her career, most recently Susie Meyers...Inducted into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1985…Played as Chris Johnson from 1980-2005.

Career

  • In 2007, teamed with Nancy Scranton to win the BJ’s Charity Championship on The Legends Tour for the second consecutive year.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 24th at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, after carding a season-low 68 in the final round; also teamed with Nancy Scranton to win the BJ Charity Championship Presented by OLAY on The Legends Tour.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 11th at the State Farm Classic.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 11th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open; tied her career-low 63 during the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for 15th at both the Wegmans Rochester LPGA and the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for 10th at the season-opening YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, best of four top-10 finishes was a tie for fifth at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for third at the Mercury Titleholders Championship, where she carded a career-low 63 in the second round.
  • In 1998, best finishes came at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Mercury Titleholders Championship and U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for fourth; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings after tying for sixth at the Lifetime’s AFLAC Tournament of Champions; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1997, captured two tournament titles, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff with Leta Lindley, and the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am.
  • In 1996, best finish was second place at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1995, captured her seventh career victory at the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1994, best finish came at the SAFECO Classic, where she tied for second.In 1993, tied for fourth at the season-opening HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural, where she recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one.
  • In 1992, best finish came at both the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and the U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for fifth.
  • In 1991, recorded her sixth career victory at the PING/Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1990, won the Atlantic City Classic and had five additional top-10 finishes.
  • In 1989, tied for second at the Atlantic City Classic for her season-best finish.
  • In 1988, top finish was a tie for sixth at the Standard Register PING; recorded the first ace of her LPGA career during the Mazda Classic.
  • In 1987, won the Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am.
  • In 1986, won the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic and placed second to Sandra Palmer at the Mayflower Classic after a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1985, top finish was a tie for sixth at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1984, captured the Samaritan Turquoise Classic title and won the Tucson Conquistadors Open the following week.
  • In 1983, best finish was a tie for fourth at the LPGA Championship.
  • In 1982, best finish was third place at the Mary Kay Classic.
  • In 1981, twice tied for eighth: Golden Lights Classic and West Virginia LPGA Classic.
  • In 1980, finished sixth at the July qualifying event to earn exempt status for the remainder of the season and for 1981; tied for 17th during her rookie debut at the Columbia Savings Classic.

    Amateur
    Winner of the 1975 Northern California Junior Girls Championship, Johnson was honored as a member of the Northern California International Junior Cup Team. Johnson was an All-American at the University of Arizona from 1979-80.

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