Kelly Leadbetter

United States

5'9

1981

$2,539.00

Arizona State University (1980, Recreation)

Race to CME Globe

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Kelly Leadbetter Bio

5’9"...Graduated from Arizona State University in 1980 with a degree in recreation... Married teaching pro David Leadbetter on November 5, 1983...Maiden name is Fuiks...Gave birth to son Andrew on August 23, 1984, daughter Hally on October 28, 1992 and son James on November 2, 1994... Credits her husband, David Leadbetter, as the person who has most influenced her career. Also credits JoAnne Winter, Arch Watkins and Manual de La Torre...Hobbies include fitness, skiing and theatre.

Career Highlights

  • Joined the Tour in 1981.
  • Competed on the Women’s European Tour in 1986 and captured the Hennessy French Open.
  • 1987 remains her most successful season on the LPGA Tour.
  • Recorded her career-low score of 67 during the 1987 PING-Cellular One LPGA Championship and went on to finish in a tie for second, which remains her career-best finish.
  • 1988 was her last full season on Tour when she competed in 19 events.
  • Was pregnant with her third child throughout much of the 1994 season.
  • Competed in six events in 1995.

    Amateur
    Leadbetter won the 1976 Arizona State High School Championship. She also captured both the 1977 and 1978 USGA Public Links Championships. Leadbetter was runner-up at the 1977 Mexican Amateur Championship. Leadbetter played for Arizona State University where she captured one tournament title in 1977. She was also the 1978 Arizona State Stroke Play champion.

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