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Jack Kiefer

Jack Kiefer

Professional golfer
Jack Kiefer
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Intro Professional golfer
Was Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1940, Columbia, USA
Death 24 September 1999, Stuart, USA (aged 59 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
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Biography

Leo C. "Jack" Kiefer (January 1, 1940 – September 24, 1999) was an American professional golfer who won two Senior PGA Tour events in the 1990s.

Kiefer was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania. He attended Millersville State College and turned professional in 1967. Kiefer spent his regular career years working as a club and teaching pro. He played in a small number of PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship — the only major he played — was a T-60 at the 1976 PGA Championship.

Kiefer joined the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour) in 1990. Through Monday qualifying and sponsor's exemptions, Kiefer played in enough events in 1992 to finish 32nd on the money list earning him a full-time spot on the Tour in 1993. He had 45 top-10 finishes in Senior PGA Tour events including victories at Ralphs Senior Classic in 1994 and du Maurier Champions in 1997. Kiefer owns the Champions Tour record for consecutive holes at par or better (97).

Kiefer was inducted into the New Jersey PGA Hall of Fame in 1997. He died of cancer at the age of 59 in Stuart, Florida.

Professional wins (6)

Regular career wins (4)

this list may be incomplete

  • 1971 Pennsylvania Open Championship
  • 1975 New Jersey State Open
  • 1976 New Jersey State Open
  • 1983 New Jersey State Open

Senior PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 23, 1994 Ralphs Senior Classic −16 (69-65-63=197) 1 stroke Dale Douglass
2 Jun 15, 1997 du Maurier Champions −15 (65-67-69-68=269) 2 strokes Jim Colbert
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http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
https://web.archive.org/web/20141006101915/http://golfmajorchampionships.com/players?player=2921
https://web.archive.org/web/20110604051426/http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/66/77/
http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=APAB&d_place=APAB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F8A2080D5B3C234&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.06677.html
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