Val Skinner

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Val Skinner
Personal information
Born (1960-10-16) October 16, 1960 (age 58)
Hamilton, Montana, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBay Head, New Jersey, U.S.
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1982
Current tour(s)Legends Tour
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1983–2003)
Ladies European Tour (joined 1982)
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour6
Ladies European Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration2nd: 1986
Women's PGA C'shipT5: 1996
U.S. Women's OpenT8: 1996
du Maurier ClassicT4: 1985
Women's British OpenDNP
Achievements and awards
LPGA Komen Award1999

Val Skinner (born October 16, 1960) is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Skinner was born in Hamilton, Montana. She was the 1974 Nebraska Junior Girls champion and the 1976 Nebraska High School State champion and won both these titles in 1978. She was also the 1980 Nebraska Match Play champion. She played her collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University where she was 1980 and 1982 Big Eight champion and the 1982 Big Eight Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year.

Professional career[edit]

She began her professional career on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour (WPGET) as the Ladies European Tour was known at the time and had four wins. She gained exempt status for the LPGA Tour in 1983 by finishing tied for third at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. She has six LPGA career victories and was a member of the 1996 U.S. Solheim Cup team and Captain of the 2003 U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup team.[1][2]

She has established the Val Skinner Foundation to promote awareness of breast cancer risks and early breast cancer detection.[3]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
1 Sep 22, 1985 Konica San Jose Classic −7 (71-71-67=209) Playoff United States Pat Bradley
2 Jan 26, 1986 Mazda Classic −8 (74-69-68-69=280) 1 stroke United States Sandra Palmer
3 Aug 16, 1987 MasterCard International Pro-Am −4 (67-70-75=212) 1 stroke United States Shelley Hamlin
4 May 23, 1993 Lady Keystone Open −6 (70-73-67=210) 2 strokes United States Betsy King
5 Apr 17, 1994 Atlanta Women's Championship −10 (70-68-68=206) 1 stroke Sweden Liselotte Neumann
6 Apr 30, 1995 Sprint Championship −15 (71-65-70-67=273) 2 strokes United States Kris Tschetter

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1985 Konica San Jose Classic United States Pat Bradley Won with par on first extra hole
2 1996 Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic United States Kelly Robbins Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "LPGA Biography". LPGA. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Rosaforte, Tim (May 8, 1995). "A Fresh Start". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Val Skinner Foundation". Val Skinner Foundation. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

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