Jack Kiefer

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Jack Kiefer
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Leo C. Kiefer
Nickname Jack
Born (1940-01-01)January 1, 1940
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Died September 24, 1999(1999-09-24) (aged 59)
Stuart, Florida
Nationality  United States
Career
College Millersville State College
Turned professional 1967
Former tour(s) Champions Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
Champions Tour 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T60: 1976

Leo C. "Jack" Kiefer (January 1, 1940 – September 24, 1999)[1] 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 pro 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Regular career wins (4)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Senior PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 23, 1994 Ralphs Senior Classic –16 (69-65-63=197) 1 stroke United States Dale Douglass
2 Jun 15, 1997 du Maurier Champions –15 (65-67-69-68=269) 2 strokes United States Jim Colbert

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