Professional

2001 Highlights

Recorded the most successful financial season ($261,446) and lowest scoring average (71.40) of her career.

Best of six top-10 finishes was a tie for fifth at the Subaru Memorial of Naples.

Tied for seventh at the Standard Register PING, where she fired a career-low 65 during the final round.

Finished the season ranked first in putting average (28.65 putts per round).

2001 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 39/83 (23) Rds in the 60s: 20/83 (30) Birdies: 256 (32)

Eagles: 2 (87) Greens in reg: 62.6% (98) Driving accuracy: 77.1% (18)

Sand saves: 50% (13) Putting avg: 28.65 (1) Driving avg: 228.70 (172)

Career Highlights

In 2000, posted a career-best finish with a tie for second at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she lost to Betsy King in a two-hole sudden-death playoff.

In 1999, tied for 10th at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic.

In 1998, best finish was a tie for 26th at the Australian Ladies Masters.

In 1997, tied for fifth at the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am for her best finish of the season.

In 1996, posted seven top-20 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic.

In 1995, posted a third-place finish at the PING AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship, during which she recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round.

In 1994, recorded four top-20 finishes during her rookie season, including a season-best 11th place at the SAFECO Classic.

In 1993, finished fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for the 1994 season.

Turned professional in June 1993.

Amateur

Goetze-Ackerman enjoyed a very successful amateur career. She was the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year from 1988-90. She captured the U.S. Women's Amateur title in 1989 and 1992. She was the low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open in 1989-90 and 1992. In 1990 and 1992, Goetze-Ackerman was a member of both the U.S. Curtis Cup and the U.S. World Cup teams and was the 1992 NCAA champion. In addition, she was named the 1989 and 1991-92 Titleist/Golfweek Amateur Player of the Year, 1992 SEC Player of the Year and 1992 SEC Female Athlete of the Year. She played in 12 professional tournaments as an amateur and made the cut in nine.

Personal

5'5", blond hair, blue eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 3 and competed in her first tournament at the age of 5...Credits her family as the individuals most influencing her career...Married Jim Ackerman on Jan. 4, 1997...Played as Vicki Goetze from 1994-96...Has a pet English bulldog named Mo...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)




Courtesy LPGA, http://www.LPGA.com.

   


Born: 10/17/72 Mishicot, Wis.

Residence: Valrico, Fla.

Rookie year: 1994

Status: Exempt

Career-best finish: T2

Career-low round: 65

Career earnings (rank): $767,052 (136)

LPGA career holes-in-one: 1

Playoff record: 0-1

Education: University of Georgia




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