Jenny Lidback

United States

5'5"

1989

$1,766,525.00

Texas Christian Univ./Louisiana State Univ. (1986, Broadcast Journalism)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Jenny Lidback Bio

5’5”, brownish-blond hair, hazel eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Lists her parents, Tommy Martty and Emily Fletcher as individuals most influencing her career...Became a citizen of the United States in May 2003...Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian...Was named Peru’s Golfer of the 20th Century... Enjoys tennis, exercising, snow skiing, reading and traveling.

Career Highlights

  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Longs Drugs Challenge.
  • In 2001, tied for fifth at the Wegmans Rochester International; recorded her fourth career hole-in-one during the third round of the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, posted 11 top-20 finishes, including a tie for ninth at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1999, carded her third career hole-in-one during the first round of the Naples LPGA Memorial; season-best finish was a tie for second at the First Union Betsy King Classic.
  • In 1998, season-best finish was a tie for second at the Sara Lee Classic, where she lost to Barb Mucha on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff and recorded a career-low 63 during the second round.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Oldsmobile Classic; recorded her first two LPGA career holes-in-one during the third and fourth rounds of the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions, tying the record for most holes-in-one in a single event (joined Jo Ann Washam, 1979 Women’s Kemper Open).
  • In 1996, best finish was 12th place at the U.S. Women’s Open.
  • In 1995, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic, one of the LPGA’s four major championships.
  • In 1994, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1993, had six top-20 finishes including a season-best tie for sixth at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1992, top finish was a tie for 13th at the Sara Lee Classic.
  • In 1991, best finish of the season was a tie for fifth at the Atlantic City Classic.
  • In 1990, recorded a season-best tie for 14th at the Rochester International.
  • In 1989, her rookie season, best performance was a tie for fifth at the Women’s Kemper Open.
  • In 1988, qualified for the Tour by tying for 20th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1989 season.
  • Before joining the LPGA Tour, won eight tournament titles on the Futures Tour and finished first on the 1988 Futures Tour money list.

    Amateur
    Lidback was the runner-up in the 1978 USGA Junior Girls Championship. In 1981, she achieved a junior golf Grand Slam: the Future Legends; the Tournament of Champions; and the All-American Junior Classic. That same year, Golf Digest named her Junior Player of the Year. Lidback took runner-up honors in the 1982 Women’s Western Amateur, was a quarterfinalist in the 1984 U.S. Women’s Amateur and played on the 1985 World Cup Team for Peru. Lidback played at Texas Christian University from 1981-83, where she was a member of the 1983 NCAA Championship team and was a two-time All-American. She transferred to Louisiana State University where, in 1986, she won seven individual collegiate titles, was named Player of the Year and earned All-American honors.

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