Lisa Walters

Canada

5'7"

1984

Florida State University (1982, Leisure Services)

Race to CME Globe

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Lisa Walters Bio

5’7”, brown hair, brown eyes...Credits Mike Walters as the individual most influencing her career...Married Mike Walters in 1988...Maiden name is Young...Competed as Lisa Young from 1984-88...Teaches at the Country Club of Carrollwood in Tampa, Fla.

Career

  • In 2000, retired from full-time competition following the Nabisco Championship and currently teaches at the Country Club of Carrolwood in Tampa, Fla.
  • In 1999, underwent wrist surgery in January and thumb surgery in July.
  • In 1998, recorded her third career victory at the Oldsmobile Classic with a winning score of 23-under-par; tied her career-low score of 65 during the third round; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for 20th at the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1996, competed in only five tournaments due to lower-back and shoulder problems, which later required lower-back surgery for a ruptured disc.
  • In 1995, season-best finish was a tie for 12th place at both the Star Bank LPGA Classic and the Oldsmobile Classic.
  • In 1994, finished in fourth place at the HEALTHSOUTH Palm Beach Classic.
  • In 1993, successfully defended her title at the Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open for her second career victory.
  • In 1992, became one of eight Rolex First-Time Winners by winning the Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open, where she tied her career-low score of 65 during the final round.
  • In 1991, best finish was a tie for 11th in the MBS LPGA Classic, where she posted her career-low score of 65 during the second round; made a hole-in-one during the first round of the LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shootout; underwent reconstructive surgery on her left knee in the off-season.
  • In 1990, top finish was a tie for ninth at the Lady Keystone Open.
  • In 1989, best finish of the season was a tie for 14th at the Konica San Jose Classic.
  • In 1988, tied for 11th at both the Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Open and Sara Lee Classic; recorded the first hole-in-one of her career at the Nabisco Dinah Shore.
  • In 1987, top finish of the season was a tie for third at the McDonald’s Championship.
  • In 1986, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery; still finished in the top-10 four times, including a tie for fourth at the Elizabeth Arden Classic.
  • In 1985, top finish was a tie for fourth at the Rochester International.
  • In 1984, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Rochester International; finished fifth at the LPGA Championship, which still stands as her career-best finish in a major championship.
  • In 1983, qualified for the Tour by tying for 16th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in October to earn exempt status for the 1984 season.
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