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Bonnie Lauer
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’5”, blonde hair, blue eyes…Credits her father (Ed), Jim Hardy, Johnny Revolta and Elmer Prieskorn as teachers most influencing her career…1988 President of LPGA…Graduated Cum Laude in 1973 from Michigan State University.

Career Highlights

  • In 1989, Lauer competed in only 13 LPGA events due to illness.
  • In 1988, her best finish came at the first major championship of the season, a tie for 25th at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, which included a second-round score of 68, a season-best effort.
  • Was president of the LPGA during the 1988 season.
  • Joined the LPGA tour in 1975.
  • Won the Rookie for the Year Award in 1976.
  • Winner of two events on the LPGA Tour, the 1977 Patty Berg Classic and the 1985 Uniden LPGA Invitational.
  • In 1982, she contracted Carpel Tunnel Syndrome in both hands and underwent surgery in 1983.
  • Her most successful season was 1985 when she won her second LPGA title at the Uniden LPGA Invitational, recorded five top-10 placings and earned more than $100,000.

    An outstanding player while at Michigan State University, Lauer won the National Collegiate Championship in 1973. Later that year she also reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Amateur. In 1974, she was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team and also tied for 12th as an amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open.