Kelly Robbins

United States

5'9"

1992

$5,738,599.00

University of Tulsa

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Kelly Robbins Bio

5’9”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her parents Steve and Margie Robbins and former University of Tulsa women’s golf coach Dale McNamara as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include fishing, reading and having fun…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career
• In 2008, was named co-assistant captain of the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• In 2005, was limited to only two events because of a back injury.
• In 2004, posted a season-best tie for third at the U.S. Women’s Open.
• In 2003, tied for second at the U.S. Women’s Open after an 18-hole playoff with Angela Stanford and eventual champion Hilary Lunke, Robbins’ best finish in a major championship since winning the 1995 McDonald’s LPGA Championship; tied her career-low 64 during the second round of the Safeway PING Presented by Yoplait, where she tied for 11th; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• In 2002, finished second at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez and the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic; opened with career-low rounds of 64 at both events; was a captain’s pick for The Solheim Cup, posting a 2-2-0 record.
• In 2001, finished second at the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
• In 2000, tied for second at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez; qualified for her fourth U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 3-1-0 record.
• In 1999, recorded her ninth career victory at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural, where she tied her career-low score of 64 during the final round; tied for second the following week at the Naples LPGA Memorial.
• In 1998, won the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural and Lifetime’s AFLAC Tournament of Champions, after which she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings; tied her career-low score of 64 during the final round of the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• In 1997, won the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am, defeating Emilee Klein on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff; won the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, where she tied her career-low 64 during the second round and won by eight strokes; finished second at the Standard Register PING (in a playoff loss to Laura Davies) and CoreStates Betsy King Classic and tied for second at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf (in a playoff loss to Juli Inkster); tied her career-low 64 during the second round of the Oldsmobile Classic; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after the Nabisco Dinah Shore.
• In 1996, captured her fourth career victory at the Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic, where she tied her career-low 64 during the final round and defeated Val Skinner on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• In 1995, won the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; finished second five times.
• In 1994, won the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in a sudden-death playoff with Tammie Green; shot a career-low 64 during the final round of the Minnesota LPGA Classic; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• In 1993, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she defeated Alison Nicholas in a sudden death playoff.
• In 1992, best finish was a tie for sixth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
• In 1991, qualified for the Tour by tying for fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1992 LPGA season.

Amateur
Robbins was a 1988 quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the Trans-National Championship. In 1990, she again was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. In 1991, she was the North and South Amateur Championship winner and made the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open. Robbins played collegiate golf at the University of Tulsa, where she was a member of the NCAA Championship team in 1988. Throughout her collegiate career, she won seven individual titles and twice was named a First-Team All-American. In 1991, she was honored as the NCAA Co-Player of the Year along with Annika Sorenstam.

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