Professional

2001 Highlights

• 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.

2001 Stats (rank)

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 (43)

Career Highlights

• In 2000, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic.

• 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 Classic.

• 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 Classic.

• 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 Tour.

Amateur

Gallagher-Smith 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.

Personal

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.

LPGA Victories, Awards, Etc.

LPGA Victories (1): 1999 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

Major Championship History

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)

 

 

 

 

 

   

Jackie Gallagher-Smith

Born: 12/11/67 Marion, Ind.

Residence: Jupiter, Fla.

Rookie year: 1994

Status: Exempt

Career victories (last): 1 (1999)

Career-low round: 65

Career earnings (rank): $782,230 (133)

LPGA career holes-in-one: 3

Education: Louisiana State University (1990, Liberal Arts)

 






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