Leta Lindley

United States

5'4"

1995

$3,033,268.00

University of Arizona (1994, Communications)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

904

Leta Lindley Bio

5’4”…Started playing golf at the age of 9...Credits her parents Marlin and Diep Lindley, golf teacher Ludwig Keehn and husband Matt Plagmann as the individuals most influencing her career...Inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame on Jan. 23, 2006…Married Matt Plagmann on Feb. 3, 1996...Gave birth to son Cole Plagmann, in 2004, and daughter Reese Plagmann, in 2006, which she considers her greatest achievements…Hobbies include scrapbooking, cooking and playing with her children…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt…Affiliated with the Leta Lindley Prader-Willi Classic and supporting the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association since 2009.

Career

  • A T44 at the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf was her best finish in 12 starts in 2012.  Leta retired from full-time competition at the end of the season.
  • In 2011, tied for 21st at the US Women's Open; tied for 29th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; tied for 42nd at the Kia Classic; tied for 43rd at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.
  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 21st at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for 17th at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge where she carded a season-low 66 in the third round.
  • In 2008, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she defeated Jeong Jang in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff; tied Missie McGeorge for third on the list of longest time on Tour before first win (295 starts); carded her fifth LPGA career hole-in-one during the final round of the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola and her sixth LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Ginn OPEN.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 21st at the Wegmans LPGA; recorded her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes.
  • In 2006, played just three events before taking the rest of the season off for the birth of her second child, daughter Reese Lynn.
  • In 2005, recorded four top-10 finishes including a tie for third at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after a tie for 25th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
  • In 2004, gave birth to her first child, son Cole; best finish of the season was third at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
  • In 2003, best finish was fourth at the Safeway Classic.In 2002, recorded three top-10 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the Evian Masters; recorded the third hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the first round of the Wegmans Rochester LPGA.
  • In 2001, carded a career-low 64 during the first round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children at New Albany; best finish was a tie for sixth at the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings following a tie for third at the Arch Wireless Championship, her season-best finish.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for second at the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Sunrise Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
  • In 1997, recorded a career-best finish with a second place at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, where she lost to Chris Johnson on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic.
  • In 1996, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1995, her rookie season, tied for third at the State Farm Rail Classic and tied for fifth at the U.S. Women’s Open.
  • In 1994, turned professional in the summer; tied for 52nd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1995 LPGA season.


    Amateur
    Lindley played collegiate golf at the University of Arizona, where she was a four-time All-American, three-time Academic All-American, set an NCAA record for lowest 54-hole score (which has since been broken) and finished third at the 1993 NCAA Championship. In addition, she was the medalist at the 1994 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

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