Barb Mucha

United States

5'6"

1987

$2,442,191.00

Michigan State University, (1984, Personnel Administration)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Barb Mucha Bio

5’6”...Credits Leo Zampedro and family as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys reading, outdoor activities, sharing her faith and community service…Competed as Barbara Kolb in 2007…Spokesperson for the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation.

Career

  • In 2005, competed in seven events before fatigue and system illness forced her to take the second half of the season off.
  • In 2004, suffered nerve damage to her foot and was forced to take the second half of the season off.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Williams Championship; recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Standard Register PING.
  • In 2000, posted a season-best seventh place at the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 1999, posted a career-low 62 during the second round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, where she tied for sixth.
  • In 1998, captured her fifth career victory at the Sara Lee Classic after winning a sudden-death playoff with Nancy Lopez, Donna Andrews and Jenny Lidback.
  • In 1997, totaled seven top 10s, including a season-best third-place finish at the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions.
  • In 1996, captured her fourth career victory at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
  • In 1995, made her second LPGA career hole-in-one in the first round of the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions; top finish was a tie for second at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • n 1994, captured her third career victory at the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1993, best finish was a tie for sixth at the PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1992, despite suffering from tendonitis during half of the season, totaled 12 top-20 finishes and won the Oldsmobile Classic.
  • In 1991, carded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open; best finish was a tie for fourth at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1990, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Boston Five Classic, where she defeated Lenore Rittenhouse in a suddendeath playoff.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Chrysler-Plymouth Classic.
  • In 1988, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 29th to earn non-exempt status for the 1989 LPGA season.
  • In 1987, best finish was a tie for 21st at the S&H Golf Classic, her first event as an LPGA professional; did not retain her card for the 1988 LPGA season.
  • In 1986, qualified for the Tour by tying for 46th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1987 LPGA season.
  • Prior to joining the LPGA Tour, won six times on the Futures Tour.

    Amateur
    Mucha was a semifinalist at the 1984 Women’s Trans-National. That same year, she received All-American honorable mention honors while playing for Michigan State University, where she captured two collegiate titles: the Illinois State Invitational and the Ohio State Invitational.

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