5’7”...Credits Bob Hamilton, Craig and Dick Harmon and mother Barbara Read as the individuals most influencing her career...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
In 2001, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and tied for 25th to retain her non-exempt status for the 2002 season.
In 2000, recorded her career-best finish with a tie for fourth at the Oldsmobile Classic; the $32,708 paycheck was the largest of her career.
In 1999, carded her first career hole-in-one during the first round of the Mercury Titleholders Championship; underwent knee surgery for the second time in two years.
In 1998, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Wegmans Rochester International; competed in only nine events due to knee surgery.
In 1997, top finish was a tie for eighth at the Sara Lee Classic.
In 1996, season-best finish was a tie for 10th at the inaugural CoreStates Betsy King Classic.
In 1995, recorded her career-low round of 65 during the final round of the JAL Big Apple Classic; competed in only nine events due to wrist and knee surgery.
In 1994, best finish was a tie for 15th at the HEALTHSOUTH Palm Beach Classic.
In 1993, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Sara Lee Classic.
In 1992, recorded four top-20 finishes, including a tie for ninth at the JAL Big Apple Classic; played a limited schedule due to a wrist injury.
In 1991, top finish was a tie for 28th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
In 1990, played a limited schedule due to recurring injuries in her shoulder and ankle; best finish was a tie for 20th at the Centel Classic.
In 1989, missed most of the season due to reconstructive ankle surgery.
In 1988, recorded her first top-10 finish with a tie for 10th at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
In 1987, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for 29th at the Rochester International.
In 1986, qualified for the Tour by tying for 29th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1987 season.
Read won the 1984 Illinois State Amateur Championship, was a semifinalist at the 1986 Women’s Southern Amateur and participated in the USGA Women’s Amateur from 1981-85. She was chosen for the Southeastern Conference Team from 1985-86.