About Kris
Kris Tschetter Golf
   
   Kris Tschetter was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1987 and joined the LPGA tour in 1988.  Kris and Billy Andrade teamed up to win the JC Penney Mixed Team Classic in 1991 and Kris won the Northgate Computer Classic in 1992.  She finished 2nd in two majors, the 1996 U.S. Open to Annika Sorenstam and the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore to Betsy King. Kris has earned nearly $3 million dollars in prize money in her career and  her 8 under par, 29, still stands as a British open 9 hole record. 

    Kris received the Heather Farr award in 2000 after coming back from her first of many hip surgeries and in 2002 she was named one of 10 outstanding young Americans presented by the United States Junior Chamber.  She is in the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame and the Texas Christian University Hall of Fame.

    Kris now plays on the Legends tour.  She won the Walgreens classic in 2015 and helped the US team retain the Handa Cup that same year.

          Tschetter's heartwarming account of her 15-year friendship with Ben Hogan, Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew, has rave reviews from fans and critics alike. She has two daughters and resides in Warrenton, Virginia.
   

  • In 1987, she qualified for the Tour by tying for 23rd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1988 LPGA season.
  • In 1988, her rookie season, her best finish was a tie for 19th at the Planters Pat Bradley International. 
  • In 1989, her top finish was a tie for 14th at the Rail Charity Golf Classic. 
  • In 1990, her top finish was a tie for fifth at the Inamori Classic.
  • In 1991, her best finish was second place at the PING Welch’s Championship, a tie for second at the Lady Keystone Open and was runner-up in the World Match Play Championship. She also won the JC Penney Classic, an unofficial event, with Billy Andrade.
  • In 1992,  she became one of eight Rolex First-Time Winners with her victory at the Northgate Computer Classic.
  • In 1993,  she tied for second at the Standard Register PING and tied for third at the Sprint Classic.
  • In 1994, she posted five top 20 finishes, including a season-best fourth place at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
  • In 1995, her top finishes were second place at the Sprint Championship and a tie for second at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open. She crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 15th at the GHP Heartland Classic and finished the year 12th on the Official LPGA money list. 
  • In 1996, her best finish was second place at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she finished with rounds of 68-66.  She recorded her career-low round of 63 during the first round of the State Farm Rail Classic and finished 14th on the Official LPGA money list.
  • In 1997, she finished second at both the Nabisco Dinah Shore and the State Farm Rail Classic, where she tied Cindy Figg-Currier and lost in a play-off.
  • In 1998, her best of four top-20 finishes was a tie for fourth at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1999, she twice finished tied for second: The Office Depot and the Sara Lee Classic.
  • In 2000, her top finish was a tie for ninth at the Longs Drugs Challenge and she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings with her 11th-place finish at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship. She underwent hip surgery in June and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.
  • In 2001, she returned from hip surgery and recorded six top-10 finishes, the best of which was third at the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE. She tied her career-low score of 63 during the first round of the Standard Register PING, where she tied for seventh. She earned the Heather Farr Player Award which is given to players who come back from injuries.
  • In 2002, her best finish was a tie for fifth at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic. She underwent hip surgery in the fall for a tear in her right hip.
  • In 2003, her best finish was a tie for 20th at the Safeway PING Presented by Yoplait. She underwent surgery in the fall for a tear in her left hip.  
  • In 2004, her best finish was a tie for third at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at MountVintage.
  • In 2005, her best finish was a tie for 18th at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi;  She also tied the nine-hole LPGA record in relation to par when she shot 29 (-8) on the back nine during the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open. 
  • In 2006, her best finish was a tie for 15th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children. She underwent surgery for another tear in her right hip.
  • In 2007, played in only four events due to right hip replacement.
  • In 2008, played in only nine events due to left hip replacement.
  • In 2009, she came back to play in 17 LPGA events.  She became eligible to play on the Legends Tour and finished 2nd to Rosie Jones in her only Legends appearance.

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