Kelly Robbins

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Kelly Robbins
— Golfer —
2009 Solheim Cup - Kelly Robbins (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Kelly Robbins
Born (1969-09-29) September 29, 1969 (age 45)
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Tulsa
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1992)
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 9
Other 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 1)
ANA Inspiration T2: 1996
LPGA Championship Won: 1995
U.S. Women's Open T2: 2003
du Maurier Classic T3: 1997
Women's British Open T32: 2001

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (9)[edit]

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[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

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[edit]

Professional

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