Kelli Kuehne

United States

5'3"

1998

$2,234,060.00

University of Texas

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Kelli Kuehne Bio

5’3”...Started playing golf at the age of 10...Credits her brothers Trip and Hank as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include spending time outdoors, fishing, being with her friends, family and dogs Lexi Lou and Stubbs, promoting education and awareness for juvenile diabetes and most of all, hanging out in Texas...Is a spokesperson for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)...Winner of the 2000 Daytona Beach (Fla.) Kiwanis Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for sixth at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola. Carded a season-low 66 in the final round of the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, where she finished tied for 12th.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 24th at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she finished fourth to earn exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Corona Morelia Championship; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2005, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 39th to earn non-exempt status for the 2006 LPGA season.
  • In 2004, best finish was fourth place at the Sybase Classic Presented by Lincoln Mercury; tied for sixth at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford; during the second round of the LPGA Corning Classic, where she eventually tied for eighth, became the seventh player in LPGA history to record back-to-back eagles.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for ninth at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA; was a captain’s pick for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team and posted a 2-2-0 record.
  • In 2002, recorded six top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth at The Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott; one of five “rookies” on the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 2001, recorded a total of five top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for fifth at the Wegmans Rochester International; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living.
  • In 2000, came close to successfully defending her title at the LPGA Corning Classic, eventually losing in a three-way, sudden-death playoff to Betsy King; the tie for second was her best finish of the season; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Arch Wireless Championship.
  • In 1999, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA Corning Classic; tied for second at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, where she lost in a six-way, sudden-death playoff to Se Ri Pak; fired a career-low 64 during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open, where she placed third.
  • In 1998, best finish came at the First Union Betsy King Classic, where she tied for 20th.
  • In 1997, qualified for the Tour by tying for fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1998 LPGA season.
  • In 1996, turned professional.

    Amateur
    Kuehne owns an impressive amateur resume. She is the winner of three USGA titles: 1994 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship; 1995 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship; and 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Also in 1996, Kuehne won the Women’s British Amateur Championship, was a member of the 1996 U.S. Curtis Cup and World Cup Amateur Teams and earned First-Team All-American honors at the University of Texas. Kuehne was recognized for her amateur accomplishments with induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

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