Caroline S. Keggi

United States

5'11"

1989

$719,377.00

University of New Mexico (1988, Communications)

Race to CME Globe

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Caroline S. Keggi Bio

5’11”, brown hair and eyes...Credits her family and Floyd Gensler as the individuals most influencing her career...Her sister Mara was a member of the 1988 U.S. Women’s Olympic rowing team...Was inducted into the Connecticut State Golf Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 8, 1999…Enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, photography and bird watching.

Career Highlights

  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Michelob Light Classic and recorded her season-low score of 68 during the first round of the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1997, was hampered by a rotator cuff injury in her left shoulder for most of season.
  • In 1995, season-best finish was a tie for 31st at the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston.
  • In 1994, suffered lingering effects of exposure to E-Coli bacteria diagnosed in 1993 and posted a tie for 13th at the Standard Register PING.
  • In 1993, competed in a full schedule of 25 events, despite being diagnosed with the E-Coli bacteria in March and suffering symptoms throughout the season.
  • In 1992, recorded five top-10 finishes.
  • In 1991, had five top-10 finishes. Her best finish was second at the LPGA Bay State Classic.
  • In 1990, she recorded her career-low round of 67 during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open and posted seven top-10 finishes, including second place at the Stratton Mountain Classic.
  • In 1989, her rookie year, she posted six top-20 finishes.
  • In 1988, by virtue of her outstanding amateur record, Keggi was invited to play in the Nabisco Dinah Shore, where she finished in fourth place. That is the highest finish ever by an amateur in the prestigious major championship.

    Amateur
    Keggi started collecting golf trophies in 1980 with a victory in the Connecticut Junior Championship. In 1982, she won the New England Junior and was runner-up in the USGA Junior Girls. The following year, she won the Women’s Western Junior Championship and was named an AJGA All-American. A four-time Connecticut Women’s champion (1984-87) and two-time New England Women’s champion (1984-85), she was honored as Connecticut’s Woman Athlete of the Year in 1985. Keggi was the 1985 and 1987 Women’s Eastern runner-up. She won the 1987 California State Amateur Championship and was a quarterfinalist in the 1986 and 1988 USGA Women’s Amateur. Keggi finished second and first, respectively, at the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Championships. The two-time All-American (1986-87) and four-time All-Conference player (1984-87), received the 1987 Honda Broderick Award for Golf, the most prestigious honor a collegiate player can earn. Keggi concluded her amateur career by winning the 1988 Harder Hall and Women’s South Atlantic Championship. She also was runner-up at the Trans-National, a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup Team and was nominated for the Women’s Sports Foundation Amateur Athlete of the Year. She was named the Albuquerque Female Athlete of the Year in 1986 and 1987.

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