Donna Andrews (golfer)

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Donna Andrews
Personal information
Born (1967-04-12) April 12, 1967 (age 53)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality United States
SpouseJames Tepatti (m. 2005)
Children1 son, 1 daughter
CollegeNorth Carolina
Turned professional1989
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1990–2005)
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour6
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationWon: 1994
Women's PGA C'shipT2: 1998
U.S. Women's OpenT2: 1993
du Maurier ClassicT6: 1992
Women's British OpenCUT: 2002

Donna Andrews (born April 12, 1967) is an American professional golfer.

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Andrews played college golf at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and won the North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst in 1988.[1]

Andrews' rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1990; she won six titles between 1993 and 1998,[2][3] including a major championship, the 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore, won with a birdie on the final hole.[4] Her best finish on the money list was third in 1998, and she also made the top ten in 1993 (9th) and 1994 (5th). Andrews represented the United States in the Solheim Cup in 1994 and 1998, and was the captain of the Junior Solheim Cup team in 2007.

After her retirement from LPGA Tour, Andrews became a golf instructor at Pine Needles Resort near Pinehurst, North Carolina and is co-owner of Andrews and James Real Estate. Andrews has two children; son Connor and daughter Sarah with husband James Tepatti.

In 2005, Andrews was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017, she became the first woman inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame. Andrews was inducted to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.[5]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Sep 12, 1993 Ping-Cellular One LPGA
Golf Championship (Portland)
69-69-70=208 −8 1 stroke United States Tina Barrett
United States Missie McGeorge
2 Mar 13, 1994 PING/Welch's Championship
66-68-69-73=276 −12 3 strokes United States Brandie Burton
United States Judy Dickinson
3 Mar 27, 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore 70-69-67-70=276 −12 1 stroke England Laura Davies
4 Jun 26, 1994 ShopRite LPGA Classic 67-66-74=207 −6 2 strokes United States Michelle Estill
5 Mar 16, 1997 Welch's/Circle K Championship 68-67-70-68=273 −15 1 stroke United States Tina Barrett
6 Apr 5, 1998 Longs Drugs Challenge 70-69-70-69=278 −10 1 stroke Sweden Carin Koch

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 The Phar-Mor in Youngstown United States Beth Daniel
United States Betsy King
United States Meg Mallon
King won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1998 Sara Lee Classic Peru Jenny Lidback
United States Nancy Lopez
United States Barb Mucha
Mucha won with birdie on second extra hole
3 1998 Michelob Light Classic Sweden Annika Sörenstam Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore 1 shot lead −12 (70-69-67-70=276) 1 stroke England Laura Davies

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Andrews takes golf title". Wilmington Morning Star. North Carolina. Associated Press. May 14, 1988. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Andrews rallies to win LPGA title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. September 13, 1993. p. 2B.
  3. ^ "Birdies help Andrews edge Koch by 1 shot". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. April 6, 1998. p. 23.
  4. ^ "Birdie putt on final hole decides Shore". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. March 28, 1994. p. 2B.
  5. ^ "Donna Andrews 2018". North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

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