Barb Whitehead

United States

5'5"

1984

$956,494.00

University of Tulsa

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

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Barb Whitehead Bio

5’5”...Her father started her playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her parents as the individuals most influencing her career...Credits Mike Adams and Dr. Rick Jensen for her improvements over the last couple of years…Has six brothers and sisters...Husband Trent caddies for her on Tour...Maiden name is Thomas…Played as Barb Thomas from 1984-95…Gave birth to her first child, Sarah Ellen, on July 16, 1999…Gave birth to her second daughter, Emma Grace, on Aug. 16, 2001…1998-2000 LPGA Executive Committee member; vice president of the LPGA Tournament Division from 1999-2000…Enjoys Christian activities and playing tennis...Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.

Career Highlights

  • In 2000, top finish of the season was a tie for 17th at the Longs Drugs Challenge; recorded the fifth hole-in-one of her career during the first round of the Longs Drugs Challenge.
  • In 1999, played a limited schedule due to the birth of her first child, Sarah Ellen, on July 16.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship; recorded two holes-in-one—during the third round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship and the final round of the First Union Betsy King Classic.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; fired a career-low 66 during the third round of the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1996, top finish was a tie for second the State Farm Rail Classic, where she tied her career-low round of 66 during the second round; also shot 66 during the second round of the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty Classic.
  • In 1995, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open, where she tied her career-low round of 66 during the second round; also fired a 66 during the second round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
  • In 1994, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Children’s Medical Center LPGA Classic; carded the second hole-in-one of her career at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1993, season-best performance was a tie for seventh at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1992, top finish was a tie for 17th at the Northgate Computer Classic
  • In 1991, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Desert Inn LPGA International.
  • In 1990, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1989, posted three top-20 finishes, including a season-best tie for 11th at the Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic.
  • In 1988, best finish was a tie for 25th at the Nabisco Dinah Shore.
  • In 1987, top finish was a tie for 19th at the Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1986, best finish was a tie for second at the United Virginia Bank Classic; posted a career-low 66 during the third round of the Mazda Classic.
  • In 1985, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Mazda Classic.
  • In 1984, best finish was a tie for eighth at her first event, the Mazda Classic of Deer Creek; recorded the first of five career holes-in-one at the Boston Five Classic.
  • In 1983, qualified for the Tour by holing out a bunker shot on the final hole of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

    Amateur
    Whitehead was the 1978-79 Iowa Junior champion and medallist at the Iowa High School tournament. A 1980 All-American for the University of Tulsa, she was the medallist at the 1980 Nancy Lopez and 1983 Lamar Invitationals and placed third in the 1982 NCAA Championship.

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