Sherri Turner

United States

5'5"

1984

$2,666,195.00

Furman University (1979, Religion)

Race to CME Globe

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Sherri Turner Bio

5'5 ';...Started playing golf at the age of 4...;Credits her father and mother, who taught her how to play golf, the late Kathy Ahern, Gail Davis and Kay Kennedy as the individuals most influencing her career…Golf Illustrated, Golf World, GOLF Magazine and the Golf Writers Association of America honored her as their 1988 Player of the Year...Inducted into Furman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989…Became the first-ever inductee into the NutraSweet Hall of Fame in 1990…Honorary member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame…Was a member of the LPGA Player Executive Committee from 1997-99…Hobbies include Sudoku, music and playing with her dogs Zoe and Zach…Qualified for the Tour on her fifth attempt.

Career

  • In 2008, recorded a season-best tie for 11th at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Maxx Force; partnered with Cindy Figg-Currier to win the BJ’s Charity Championship on The Legends Tour – the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA; carded back-to-back season-low 66s during the first and second rounds of the LPGA State Farm Classic, where she tied for 25th.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi; recorded her sixth LPGA career hole-in-one during the final round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for eighth at the Florida’s Natural Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, where she tied her career-low 63 during the third round.
  • In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for 12th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 2004, played in eight events before undergoing right shoulder surgery and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 29th at the Safeway PING Presented by Yoplait; was hampered by tendonitis in her rightwrist throughout the season.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship Hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for fourth at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for fifth at the LPGA Takefuji Classic; carded her fifth LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Los Angeles Women’s Championship.
  • In 1999, best finish was second place at the U.S. Women’s Open; recorded her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one during thefinal round of the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 10th at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship; carded her second career double-eagle during the first round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, joining Dawn Coe-Jones as the only LPGA players with two double-eagles.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Alpine Australian Ladies Open; named William and Mousie Powell Award winner.
  • In 1996, best finish was a tie for eighth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for third at the Nabisco Dinah Shore; tied her career-low 63 during the final round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, where she tied for fourth.l
  • In 1994, best of six top-20 finishes was a tie for fourth at the GHP Heartland Classic.l
  • In 1993, best finish was seventh at the Atlanta Women’s Championship, where she recorded a double-eagle during the second round.
  • In 1992, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Rochester International; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 18th at the Oldsmobile Classic.l
  • In 1991, top finish was a tie for eighth at the LPGA Corning Classic.l
  • In 1990, season-best finish was a tie for fourth at both the Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open and PING-Cellular One Golf Championship; recorded her second and third LPGA career holes-in-one just six days apart, during the first round of the Rail Charity Golf Classic and the first round of the PING-Cellular One Golf Championship.l
  • In 1989, collected her third career victory at the Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open.l
  • In 1988, won back-to-back tournaments, her first career victory at the Mazda LPGA Championship followed by the LPGA Corning Classic, where she posted her career-best score of 63 during the second round; tied for second at the Sara LeeClassic after a four-way, sudden-death playoff against eventual winner Patti Rizzo (Turner made her first LPGA career hole-in-one on the 71st hole to earn a spot in the playoff); finished second at the Lady Keystone Open after a sudden-death playoff with Shirley Furlong.l
  • In 1987, top finish was third place at the Atlantic City LPGA Classic.
  • In 1986, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1985, season-best finish was a tie for fifth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1984, best of four top-10 finishes was second place at the Elizabeth Arden Classic, her first event as an LPGA professional.
  • In 1983, qualified for the Tour by finishing 11th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1984LPGA season.l In 1979, turned professional and played on the WSGT Mini-Tour from 1979-84.

    Amateur

    A golfer by the age of 5, Turner was the 1974-75 Carolina's Junior champion. While playing for Furman University, she was a medalist at three tournaments, including the Women’s Southern Intercollegiate. She was selected to the All-American Team in1979.
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