Laurel Kean

United States

5'6"

1988

$859,298.00

University of South Florida (1986, Economics)

Race to CME Globe

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Laurel Kean Bio

\5’6”…Credits Jon Benson and Dr. and Mrs. Charles Reed as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include photography, reading and running with her two dogs.

Career

  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 27th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 14th at the State Farm Classic; tied her career-low score 65 during the second round of the Welch’s/Fry’s Championship.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for eighth at the PING Banner Health.
  • In 2001, top finish was a tie for 13th at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, won a sudden-death playoff at the State Farm Rail Classic Monday qualifier to earn the final spot in the field and went on to record rounds of 66-66-66 to win the event, becoming the first Monday qualifier in LPGA history to win an LPGA tournament; her $135,000 first-place paycheck was more than Kean had earned in the four previous seasons combined.
  • In 1997, tied for second at the Sara Lee Classic, where she lost to Terry-Jo Myers in a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1996, tied for eighth on two occasions: First Bank Presents the Edina Realty Classic, during which she tied her career low 65 during the second round, and the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for 21st at the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1993, twice tied for 19th: the Oldsmobile Classic and the Sun-Times Challenge.
  • In 1992, tied for fifth at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1991, top finish was a tie for third at the Oldsmobile Classic, where she posted a career-low 65 during the third round; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the final round of the SAFECO Classic; finished fourth at the U.S. Women’s Open, her career-best finish in a major.
  • In 1990, tied for fourth at the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Open.
  • In 1988, best finish during her rookie season was a tie for 10th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1987, had a record-setting season on the Futures Tour, where she won nine tournaments; qualified for the LPGA Tour by finishing third at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1988 season.

    Amateur
    Kean attended the University of South Florida (USF), where she won the 1985 USF Invitational and was named a First-Team All-American in 1986.

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