Kris Tschetter

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Kris Tschetter
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1964-12-30) December 30, 1964 (age 57)
Detroit, Michigan
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
College Texas Christian University
Status Professional
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1988)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration 2nd: 1997
Women's PGA C'ship T11: 1993
U.S. Women's Open 2nd: 1996
du Maurier Classic T12: 1995
Women's British Open T42: 2005
Achievements and awards
LPGA Heather Farr
Player Award

Kris Tschetter (born December 30, 1964) is an American professional golfer, who played on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career

Tschetter was born in Detroit, Michigan. As an amateur, she won the 1983 American Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions and was a four-time winner of the South Dakota State Women’s Amateur Championship (1983–86). In 1984, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open and the following year was a quarterfinalist at the Trans-National.

Tschetter attended Texas Christian University graduating in 1987 as a Radio, Television and Film Major. She was a three-time member of the All-Southwest Conference Team.

Tschetter, as a freshman, was a member of Shady Oaks Golf Club in Fort Worth where she developed a relationship with the late Ben Hogan. Tschetter one day convinced Hogan to play nine holes of golf with two of her teammates from TCU. He duck-hooked the first tee shot but finished at even par. This, according to Tschetter, is the last time that Hogan ever played golf. They remained friends until his death in 1997. Tschetter has written a book called Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend recounting her times with Hogan.[1]

Professional career

Tschetter turned pro in 1988. In 1992, she won her only LPGA event. She won the Northgate Computer Classic by three shots over Deb Richard.[2] Tschetter also took part in a playoff at the 1997 State Farm Rail Classic . She and Lori Kane losing to Cindy Figg-Currier on the first hole of sudden death.[3]

Tschetter twice finished second in major championships. The first of which was the 1996 U.S. Women's Open, where she finished six shots behind Annika Sörenstam. At the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Tschetter finished two strokes behind Betsy King.

Personal life

Tschetter is married to Kirk Lucas, her coach, and they have two daughters, Lainey and Kyra.

She founded the Kris Tschetter Celebrity Golf Benefit for Kids in 1991, an event that raises money for children’s charities in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area. While on Tour, she has represented the Liz Claiborne clothing for 11 straight years and since its inception in 1999, Private Club Links.

Professional wins

LPGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 23, 1992 Northgate Computer Classic −5 (69-69-73=211) 3 strokes United States Deb Richard

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1997 State Farm Rail Classic United States Cindy Figg-Currier
Canada Lorie Kane
Figg-Currier won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)

Legends Tour wins (1)

Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP DNP T57 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T8 T60 T32 T27 9 2 CUT T13
LPGA Championship DNP T37 T74 T11 T49 T18 T18 CUT T30 T54
U.S. Women's Open T49 T15 T36 T17 T25 T13 2 CUT T36 T40
du Maurier Classic T41 DNP CUT CUT CUT T12 T49 T16 T54 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship T53 DNP T14 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship T46 T39 T25 CUT CUT T63 CUT DNP DNP T44
U.S. Women's Open T30 DNP T37 DNP CUT T52 CUT DNP DNP CUT
Women's British Open ^ DNP CUT T37 DNP CUT T52 CUT DNP DNP CUT

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


  • Starts – 64
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd-place finishes – 2
  • 3rd-place finishes – 0
  • Top 3 finishes – 2
  • Top 5 finishes – 2
  • Top 10 finishes – 4
  • Top 25 finishes – 16
  • Missed cuts – 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances



  1. Tschetter, Kris; Eubanks, Steve (2011). Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend. Gotham Books. ISBN 978-1592406715.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Tschetter wins Northgate". Portsmouth Daily Times. Associated Press. August 24, 1992. p. B2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Figg-Currier Wins First". The New York Times. September 2, 1997.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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