• Recorded the
best financial season ($216,940) and lowest scoring
average (72.38) of her career.
• Best finish
of the season was fifth place at The Office Depot, where
she fired a season-low 66 during the first round; also
tied for fifth at the Electrolux USA Championship Hosted
by Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
• Tied for sixth
at the Evian Masters.
Rds under par: 31/88
(68) Rds in the 60s: 13/88 (80) Birdies: 283 (23)
Eagles: 2 (87) Greens
in reg: 67.4% (41) Driving accuracy: 72.6% (57)
Sand saves: 37.2%
(113) Putting avg: 30.24 (82) Driving avg: 248.70
• In 2000, best
finish was a tie for fourth at the Japan Airlines Big
• In 1999, became
a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic,
where she posted a career-best score of 65 during the
final round; recorded two holes-in-one — second round
of both the Standard Register PING and the AFLAC Champions
Presented by Southern Living.
• In 1998, best
finish was sixth at the Michelob Light Classic; also
tied for sixth at the Australian Ladies Masters.
• In 1997, best
finish was a tie for 11th at the CoreStates Betsy King
• In 1996, competed
on the Ladies Asian Tour, where she finished 12th on
its Order of Merit; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying
Tournament and tied for 13th to earn exempt status for
1997 and re-join the Tour.
• In 1995, best
finish was a tie for ninth at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural;
carded her first hole-in-one during the PING Welch’s
Championship; did not retain her playing status for
the 1996 season.
• In 1994, best
finish was a tie for 15th at the HEALTHSOUTH Palm Beach
• Prior to joining
the LPGA Tour, competed on the Futures Golf Tour, Asian
Tour and the Central Florida Challenge mini-tour; captured
three tournament titles while competing on the Futures
was the 1983 and 1985 Indiana State Junior champion.
She was a semifinalist at the 1987 Indiana State Amateur
and placed third the following year. She was named a
1989 NCAA All-American while a member of the Louisiana
State University golf team.
5’5", blond hair,
hazel eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 5...Credits
her parents, brothers Jim and Jeff, husband Eddie and
teacher Steve Bosdosh as the individuals most influencing
her career...Her brother Jim Gallagher is a five-time
winner on the PGA Tour, making Jackie and Jim one of
two brother-sister combinations to win on the LPGA and
PGA Tours (joining Cathy Gerring and Bill Kratzert)…
Married Eddie Smith on May 30, 1992…Maiden name is Gallagher...Hobbies
include Bible study, singing, cooking and fitness.
(1): 1999 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
The U.S. Women’s Open
became an LPGA major in 1950; the McDonald’s LPGA Championship
Presented by AIG became a major in 1955; the Kraft Nabisco
Championship became a major in 1983; and the Weetabix
Women’s British Open became a major championship in 2001.
From 1979-2000 the LPGA’s fourth major was the du Maurier
Classic. The Weetabix Women’s British Open replaced the
du Maurier Classic in 2001. (KNC, Kraft Nabisco Championship;
LPGA, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; OPEN,
U.S. Women’s Open; WB, Weetabix Women’s British Open;
DM, du Maurier Classic)