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Kris Monaghan
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’6”, blond hair...Credits her family members as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys the outdoors, fishing and alpine skiing.

Career Highlights

  • In 1999, posted her season-best finish at the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center, where she placed ninth.
  • In 1998, recorded three top-20 finishes, including a season-best eighth place at The Office Depot.
  • In 1997, tied for ninth at the Sprint Titleholders Championship and recorded five additional top-20 finishes.
  • In 1996, posted three top-20 finishes, including a tie for sixth at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
  • In 1994, twice tied for 15th: at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open and the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships.
  • In 1993, won the Kyocera Inamori Classic and totaled six top-10 finishes, all in her last nine weeks of competition.
  • In 1992, best finish was a tie for 10th at the Sun-Times Challenge.
  • In 1991, finished second at both the Sara Lee Classic and the LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out, where she tied her career-best score of 65 during the third round.
  • In 1990, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic.
  • In 1989, had her first career hole-in-one during the first round of the Boston Five Classic; best finish was a tie for 19th at the Rochester International.
  • In 1988, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Konica San Jose Classic; had reconstructive knee surgery at the end of the season.
  • In 1987, posted her career-low score of 65 during the S&H Golf Classic; best finish was a tie for 12th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1986, top finish was fourth place at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1985, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Kyocera Inamori Classic.
  • In 1984, joined the Tour.

    Growing up in New Mexico, Monaghan won the Sun Country Junior PGA Championship in 1974, 1977 and 1978. She also won the State High School Championship in 1978. Monaghan was the 1980 New Mexico State Amateur champion, the 1981 Ladies Broadmoor Invitational champion and took third place in the 1980 AIAW National Championship. She was named an AIAW All-American in 1981 and an NCAA All-American in 1982.

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    U.S. Women's Open presented by Ally Lancaster, PA
    Round 1 To Par Thru
    1 Wei-Ling Hsu -2 4*
    T2 Adela Cernousek -1 F
    T2 Andrea Lee -1 F
    T2 Wichanee Meechai -1 17
    T2 Rio Takeda -1 6
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