5’7”...Starting playing golf at age 9...Credits her parents, long-time teaching pro Randy Henry and current teaching pro Charley Vandenberg as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys reading, Christian ministry, writing and sports...Published a story in Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul…Inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame in 2003, and was also inducted into the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2000...Co-winner with Nancy Scranton of the 2003 Daytona Beach (Fla.) Kiwanis Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award...Has her own Web site, www.TracyHanson.com.
In 2008, best finish was a tie for 38th at the Sybase Match Play Presented by Shoprite.
In 2007, best finish was a tie for 22nd at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
In 2006, best finish was a tie for 17th at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2006.
In 2005, best finish was a tie for 19th at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
In 2004, best finish was a tie for 29th at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital; recorded the third ace of her LPGA career during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
In 2003, best finish was 15th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open.
In 2002, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL, where she tied her career-low 63 in the final round; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after tying for 19th at the Longs Drugs Challenge.
In 2001, ended the year with a season-best tie for second at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage.
In 2000, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
In 1999, best finish was a tie for 14th at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
In 1998, recorded three top-10 finishes, including a career-best second place at the Rainbow Foods LPGA Classic, where she lost to Hiromi Kobayashi on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
In 1997, recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Nabisco Dinah Shore; tied for seventh at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
In 1996, recorded her career-low 63 during the third round of the Oldsmobile Classic, where she finished fourth.
In 1995, finished second in the Rolex Rookie of the Year race, just five points behind winner Pat Hurst; best finish was a tie for fourth at the GHP Heartland Classic.
In 1994, prior to joining the LPGA Tour, played on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET), Futures Tour, Players West mini-tour, where she won two events, and the Asian Tour, where she won the Indonesian Open; named the WPGET Rookie of the Year; tied for 12th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 LPGA season.
In August 1993, turned professional.
During Hanson’s amateur career, she captured numerous titles, including the 1989 Women’s Western Junior Championship and the 1991 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. In 1991, she was the low amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open. She was a member of the 1992 U.S. Curtis Cup Team. She played collegiate golf at San Jose State University, where she won 10 collegiate titles and was a member of the 1992 NCAA National Championship team. Hanson was a four-time All-American and three-time Academic All-American at San Jose State University.