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Shirley Furlong
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’5”, brown hair...Credits her father, Francis, and Betty Dodd as the individuals most influencing her career...Co-hosts a charity pro-am with Red Steagall for Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, a home for abused children in Yoakum, Texas...Won the 1996 Budget Service Award for her work with Bluebonnet…Enjoys country and western music, quail hunting and fishing.

Career Highlights

  • In 1996, season-best finish was a tie for fifth at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
  • In 1992, her top finish was a tie for 19th at the Phar-Mor at Inverrary.
  • In 1991, she had two top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes. Her best finish was a tie for fifth at The Jamaica Classic.
  • In 1990, top finish was a tie for second in the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the LPGA’s four major championships.
  • In 1989, she tied for second at the McDonald’s Championship.
  • In 1988, posted her career-low score of 65 during the third round of the Lady Keystone Open where she became a Rolex First-Time Winner by defeating Sherri Turner on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1987, twice placed second during the season: at the LPGA National Pro-Am and the Rochester International.

    Furlong attended Texas A&M University, where she was named an All-American in 1982 and 1983. She claimed the Texas AIAW State Championship in 1982. At home in San Antonio, Furlong won the City Women’s Amateur Championship (1979, 1981-82). Furlong was a quarterfinalist in the 1977 Women’s Western.