Emilee Klein

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Emilee Klein
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1974-06-11) June 11, 1974 (age 40)
Santa Monica, California
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1994
Retired 2005
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1995-2005)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Ladies European Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T24: 1998
LPGA Championship T6: 1998
U.S. Women's Open T16: 2001
du Maurier Classic T7: 1997
Women's British Open T21: 2001

Emilee Klein (born June 11, 1974) is an American professional golfer and college golf coach who played on the LPGA Tour.

Klein was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Sherman Oaks, California. She had a successful amateur career winning several tournaments including the 1991 U.S. Girls' Junior.[1] She played college golf at Arizona State University and won the 1994 NCAA Division I Championship as well as being on the winning team in 1993 and 1994. She was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1994.

Klein qualified for the LPGA Tour in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in 1994. She won three times on the LPGA Tour[2] between 1996 and 2001.[3][4] She was a member of the 2002 Solheim Cup team.

After retiring from the LPGA Tour, Klein has been head golf coach at University of Central Florida (2005–2009) and San Diego State University (2009-2011).[5] Klein resigned from her position as head golf coach at San Diego State University in May 2011 to begin a career in the insurance industry. Klein became an insurance agent for State Farms Insurance in Beverly Hills, California, in June 2011.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 11, 1996 PING/Welch's Championship (Boston) −15 (71-69-68-65=273) 2 strokes Australia Karrie Webb
2 Aug 18, 1996 Weetabix Women's British Open −15 (68-66-71-72=277) 7 strokes United States Amy Alcott, United States Penny Hammel
3 Jul 15, 2001 Michelob Light Classic −11 (64-72-69=205) 6 strokes Sweden Annika Sörenstam

Note: Klein won the Weetabix Women's British Open before it became a major championship.

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1995 State Farm Rail Classic United States Mary Beth Zimmerman Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1997 Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am United States Kelly Robbins Lost to par on second extra hole

Ladies European Tour (1)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1994 (tie)

Professional

References[edit]

External links[edit]