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5’6”…Started playing golf at the age of 8…Credits her parents as the individual most influencing her career…Hobbies include all sports, doing anything competitive and hanging out with friends and family…Qualified for the Tour on her fourth attempt with her fourth-place finish on the 2006 Duramed Futures Tour season-ending money list…Has her own Web site, www.kristymcphersongolf.com...Is affiliated with the National Arthritis Foundation.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 23 events, 12 cuts made, $88,674 (82)
- Recorded season-best T24 finish at the ISPS Handa Australian Women’s Open
- Plagued by left elbow problems throughout the season and underwent surgery on her elbow in November
In 2011, best finish was a tie 18th at the Kia Classic; tied for 24th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola; tied for 29th at the Honda LPGA Thailand and the CN Canadian Women's Open.
In 2010, recorded a season-best runner-up finish at the CN Canadian Women's Open; tied for fifth at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart; tied for eighth at the LPGA Hana Bank Championship Presented by SK telecom.
In 2009, recorded career-best ties for second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Wegmans LPGA; qualified as one of three rookies on the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team, finishing with a 1-3-0 record for the victorious squad; tied for third at the LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex, tied for fifth at the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola and seventh at the RICOH Women's British Open; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 34th at the U.S. Women's Open; carded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the LPGA Corning Classic.
In 2008, recorded six top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons, where she carded a career-low 64 in the first round; Also carded a 64 in the third round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she tied for seventh; recorded three additional top-10 finishes: a tie for fifth at the Longs Drugs Challenge, tie for seventh at the LPGA State Farm Classic and a seventh-place finish at the Corona Championship.
In 2007, best finish was a tie for 18th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite.
From 2003-06, never missed a cut on the Futures Tour (60 events).
In 2006, won her first professional tournament by one stroke at the Jalapeno FUTURES Golf Classic on the Duramed Futures Tour after carding back-to-back birdies on her final two holes; also won the Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic and posted four additional top-10 finishes; placed fourth on the Duramed Futures Tour season-ending money list to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.
In 2005, recorded five top-10 finishes on the Futures Tour.
In 2004, competed in 18 events on the Futures Tour.
In 2003, turned professional in June, and competed on the Futures Tour.
McPherson participated on her high school boys’ golf team. At the University of South Carolina, she recorded seven victories, including two individual Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship titles in 2001-02. She was a three-time First-Team All-SEC and NCAA All-American selection from 2001-03. In 2002, McPherson was named the NCAA Honda Inspirational Athlete of the Year and NCAA South Carolina Woman of the Year. In 2003, she earned SEC Player of the Year honors.