Kris Tschetter

United States

5'7"

1988

$2,925,387.00

Texas Christian University (1987, Radio, Television & Film)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Kris Tschetter Bio

5'7 "...Credits Terry Crouch and Richard and Mike Tschetter for influencing her early career and credits husband Kirk Lucas for getting her where she is today...Lucas has been teaching her since the two met in 1992...Has two daughters: Lainey Elizabeth, born in 2003, and Kyra Marie, born in 2004…Founded the Kris Tschetter Celebrity Golf Benefit for Kids in 1991, an event that raises money for children’s charities in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area...Hobbies include ballet, cooking and reading...Represents Liz Claiborne.

Career

  • l In 2007, played in only four events due to a hip injury.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for 18th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi; tied the nine-hole LPGA record in relation to par when she shot 29 (-8) on the back nine during the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for third at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Safeway PING Presented by Yoplait.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic.
  • In 2001, returned from hip surgery and recorded six top-10 finishes, the best of which was third at the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE; tied her career-low score of 63 during the first round of the Standard Register PING, where she tied for seventh; earned the Heather Farr Player Award.
  • In 2000, top finish was a tie for ninth at the Longs Drugs Challenge; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings with her11th-place finish at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship; underwent hip surgery in June and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.
  • In 1999, twice finished tied for second: The Office Depot and the Sara Lee Classic.
  • In 1998, best of four top-20 finishes was a tie for fourth at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1997, finished second at both the Nabisco Dinah Shore and the State Farm Rail Classic, where she tied Cindy Figg-Currier with a 64 in the final round but was defeated in a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1996, best finish was second place at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she finished with rounds of 68-66; recorded her career-low round of 63 during the first round of the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1995, top finishes were second place at the Sprint Championship and a tie for second at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 15th at the GHP Heartland Classic.
  • In 1994, posted five top-20 finishes, including a season-best fourth place at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
  • In 1993, tied for second at the Standard Register PING and tied for third at the Sprint Classic.
  • In 1992, became one of eight Rolex First-Time Winners with her victory at the Northgate Computer Classic.
  • In 1991, best finish was second place at the PING Welch’s Championship; also tied for second at the Lady Keystone Open;won the JCPenney Classic, an unofficial event, with Billy Andrade.
  • In 1990, top finish was a tie for fifth at the Inamori Classic.
  • In 1989, top finish was a tie for 14th at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
  • In 1988, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for 19th at the Planters Pat Bradley International.
  • In 1987, qualified for the Tour by tying for 23rd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1988 LPGA season.

    Amateur

    Tschetter won the 1983 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tournament of Champions and was a four-time winner of the South Dakota State Women's Amateur Championship (1983-86). In 1984, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open and the following year was a quarter finalist at the Trans-National. Tschetter played college golf at Texas Christian University (TCU), where she was a three-time member of the All-Southwest Conference Team. She finished ninth at the 1987 NCAA Championship.
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