Professional

2001 Highlights

• Recorded a career-low round of 64 during the first round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children at New Albany.

• Posted nine top-20 finishes and two top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for sixth at the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.

2001 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 34/85 (50) Rds in the 60s: 18/85 (42) Birdies: 261 (29)

Eagles: 3 (63) Greens in reg: 62.3% (106) Driving accuracy: 76.2% (25)

Sand saves: 38.2% (105) Putting avg: 29.25 (5) Driving avg: 226.60 (182)

Career Highlights

• In 2000, crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings following a tie for third at the Arch Wireless Championship, her best finish of the season.

• In 1999, best finish was a tie for second at the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Sunrise Hawaiian Ladies Open.

• In 1998, tied for fourth at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic for her best finish of the season.

• In 1997, posted a career-best finish with a second place at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, where she lost to Chris Johnson on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff; recorded her first career hole-in-one during the second round of the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic.

• In 1996, tied for 12th at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship for her best finish of the season.

• In 1995, her rookie season, tied for third at the State Farm Rail Classic and tied for fifth at the U.S. Women’s Open.

• In 1994, turned professional in the summer; tied for 52nd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1995 season.

Amateur

Lindley played collegiate golf at the University of Arizona, where she was a four-time All-American, three-time Academic All-American, set an NCAA record for lowest 54-hole score (nine-under-par) and finished third at the 1993 NCAA Championship. In addition, she was the medalist at the 1994 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Personal

5’4", brown hair, brown eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 9…Credits her parents Marlin and Diep Lindley, golf teacher Ludwig Keehn and husband Matt Plagmann as the individuals most influencing her career…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

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)

 

 

   

Leta Lindley

(LEE-tuh)

Born: 6/1/72 Phoenix, Ariz.

Residence: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Rookie year: 1995

Status: Exempt

Career-best finish: 2

Career-low round: 64

Career earnings (rank): $1,272,548 (78)

LPGA career holes-in-one: 2

Playoff record: 0-1

Education: University of Arizona (1994, Communications)






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