Kelli Kuehne

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Kelli Kuehne
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1977-05-11) May 11, 1977 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality  United States
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration 35th: 2001
Women's PGA C'ship T6: 2008
U.S. Women's Open 3rd: 1999
du Maurier Classic T18: 2000
Women's British Open T7: 2001

Kelli Kuehne (born May 11, 1977) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Kuehne was born in Dallas, Texas. In 1994 she won the U.S. Girls' Junior.[1] The following year she won the U.S. Women's Amateur[2] and in 1996 repeated as the U.S. Women's Amateur champion[3] while also winning the British Ladies Amateur.[4] She played college golf at the University of Texas where she was an All-American.[4] She played on the 1996 Curtis Cup team.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Kuehne turned professional in 1996.[4] She joined the LPGA Tour in 1998. Her only LPGA Tour win came at the 1999 LPGA Corning Classic. She played on the U.S. team in the Solheim Cup in 2002 and 2003.

At the 1999 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, Kuehne took part in a six-player playoff. It was the biggest in LPGA history.[5] Se Ri Pak birdied the first sudden death playoff hole to defeat Kuehne, Karrie Webb, Carin Koch, Sherri Steinhauer, and Mardi Lunn.[6] Kuehne, who had finished play 90 minutes before the last group finished play, had left the golf course and gone back to her hotel. After getting a call from a LPGA official, Kuenhe raced back to the course just in time to take part in the playoff.[7]


Two of Kuehne's brothers are also golfers. Trip Kuehne was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1994 U.S. Amateur and won the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Hank Kuehne won the U.S. Amateur in 1998 before turning professional.

Kuehne was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 1 when she was ten years old, and started using an insulin pump in 1998.[8]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 30, 1999 LPGA Corning Classic –10 (69-69-70-70=278) 1 stroke United States Rosie Jones

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1999 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Sweden Carin Koch
Australia Mardi Lunn
South Korea Se Ri Pak
United States Sherri Steinhauer
Australia Karrie Webb
Pak won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2000 LPGA Corning Classic United States Vicki Goetze-Ackerman
United States Betsy King
King won with birdie on second extra hole

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "1994 U.S. Girls' Junior". USGA. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1995 U.S. Women's Amateur". USGA. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1996 U.S. Women's Amateur". USGA. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "LPGA Tour profile". LPGA. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "LPGA All-Time Records" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pak wins six player playoff". Golf Today. 1999. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Junga, Steve (July 5, 1999). "Far away from a playoff". Toledo Blade. p. 26. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kelli Kuehne talks about her LPGA Career & living with diabetes". WALA-TV. May 15, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 

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