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Kelly Robbins

Kelly Robbins

Professional golfer
Kelly Robbins
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Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 29 September 1969, Mount Pleasant
Age 51 years
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Biography

Kelly Robbins (born September 29, 1969) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1992 and won nine LPGA Tour events, including one major championship, during her career.

Amateur career

Robbins was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She started playing golf at the age of 8. She attended the University of Tulsa, where she was a member of the NCAA Championship team in 1988. Throughout her collegiate career, she won seven individual titles and twice was named a First-Team All-American. In 1991, she was honored as the NCAA Co-Player of the Year along with Annika Sörenstam and was the North and South Amateur Championship winner .

Professional career

Robbins joined the LPGA Tour in 1992. She qualified for the Tour on her first attempt. She has won nine tournaments on the tour, including one major, the 1995 McDonald's LPGA Championship. She was most successful in the mid-1990s, finishing in the top-10 on the money list four years in a row, from 1994 to 1997. In 2005 she only played two LPGA Tour events due to a back injury. In 2008, was named co-assistant captain of the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.

Professional wins

LPGA Tour wins (9)

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (8)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 30, 1993 LPGA Corning Classic −11 (70-68-70-69=277) Playoff England Alison Nicholas
2 Jul 10, 1994 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic −9 (69-70-65=204) Playoff United States Tammie Green
3 May 14, 1995 McDonald's LPGA Championship −10 (66-68-72-68=274) 1 stroke England Laura Davies
4 Apr 7, 1996 Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic −11 (73-68-68-64=273) Playoff United States Val Skinner
5 Feb 9, 1997 Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am −17 (66-69-69-67=271) Playoff United States Emilee Klein
6 Jul 6, 1997 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic −19 (67-64-67-67=265) 8 strokes United States Tammie Green
7 Jan 18, 1998 HealthSouth Inaugural −7 (76-67-66=209) 2 strokes United States Meg Mallon
8 Oct 11, 1998 Lifetime's AFLAC Tournament of Champions −12 (66-73-67-70=276) 4 strokes United States Juli Inkster
9 Jan 17, 1999 HealthSouth Inaugural −11 (70-71-64=205) 1 stroke United States Tina Barrett
Australia Karrie Webb

LPGA Tour playoff record (4–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1993 LPGA Corning Classic England Alison Nicholas Won with par on first extra hole
2 1994 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic United States Tammie Green Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1996 Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic United States Val Skinner Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
4 1997 Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am United States Emilee Klein Won with par on second extra hole
5 1997 Standard Register PING England Laura Davies Lost to par on first extra hole
6 1997 Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf Sweden Helen Alfredsson
United States Juli Inkster
Inkster won with birdie on first extra hole
7 2003 U.S. Women's Open United States Hilary Lunke
United States Angela Stanford
Lunke won 18-hole playoff (Lunke:70, Stanford:71, Robbins:73)

Other wins

  • 1994 Diner's Club Matches (with Tammie Green)
  • 1995 Diner's Club Matches (with Tammie Green)
  • 1997 Gillette Tour Challenge Championship (with Jim Colbert and Nick Price)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1995 McDonald's LPGA Championship −10 (66-68-72-68=274) 1 stroke England Laura Davies

Team appearances

Professional

  • Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 1994 (winners), 1996 (winners), 1998 (winners), 2000, 2002 (winners), 2003

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