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Rachel Hetherington
Rookie Year
1996
Age
49
Race to CME Points
0.000

5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 14...Credits her mother and Pam Langford as the individuals most influencing her career...Competed as Rachel Teske from 2001-04...Has two sisters and one brother...Hobbies include surfing, spending time with family, going to movies and working out…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 24th at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for 27th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola.
  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for 22nd at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2007, recorded five top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the LPGA State Farm Classic.
  • In 2006, recorded three top-10 finishes, including a tie for eighth at the U.S. Women’s Open; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 11th at The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide.
  • In 2005, best finish was second place at The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide; recorded second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Longs Drugs Challenge.
  • In 2004, posted her season-best finish at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she was runner-up, and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2003, won back-to-back titles for the second time in her career at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, where she defeated Annika Sorenstam, Jennifer Rosales and Lorie Kane on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff, and at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA, where she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2002, defeated Annika Sorenstam in a sudden-death playoff to win the PING Banner Health; won her sixth career title at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL, where she tied her career-low 64 in the third round.
  • In 2001, won her fourth career LPGA title at the Evian Masters and also tied for second at the Nabisco Championship; carded a career-low 64 during the final round of the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE, thanks in part to her first LPGA career hole-in-one; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after tying for fifth at the CISCO World Ladies Match Play Championship.
  • In 2000, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including second place at both the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic and season-ending Arch Wireless Championship; lost to Annika Sorenstam on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; won the inaugural Women’s World Cup Golf (an unofficial LPGA event) with Karrie Webb.
  • In 1999, recorded back-to back wins, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship and the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; won the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship when she defeated Lorie Kane on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1998, despite suffering a rib injury (strained left intercostal muscle), became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the First Union Betsy King Classic, where she defeated Annika Sorenstam on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, marking the first time Sorenstam was defeated in a playoff (she was 4-0 at the time).
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1996, finished tied for 11th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1997 LPGA season.
  • In 1995, captured the Maredo German Open and the La Manga Club Spanish Open titles on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET).
  • In 1994, turned professional and finished as runner-up at the Australian Open.

    Amateur
    Hetherington won the New South Wales (NSW) Junior Championship from 1989-92. She captured both the NSW Amateur Open and the Tasmanian Amateur Open titles in 1992. That same year, she finished as the runner-up at the New Zealand Amateur. She was a three-time member of the Australian Tasman Cup Team in 1989, 1991 and 1993.

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