Who's who: Christa Johnson

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Who's who: Christa Johnson

  • Name:

    Christa Johnson
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    April 25, 1958 in Arcata, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1980

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US LPGA Championship (1997). Solheim Cup player (1998). Total professional wins 15, including LPGA Tour (9), Japan Tour (1).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2008. Also played under the name Chris Johnson from 1980 thru' 1985.

Top tournaments won by Christa Johnson

1997
Majors
DuPont CC
281 (-3)
$180,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship (43rd) (May 15-18). Johnson (USA) beat Leta Lindley (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). This was Johnson's eighth LPGA Tour win and first (and only) major championship win. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

1997
America
206 (-10)
$82,500
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 5-7). Second-placed Lisa Hackney (Eng) and Kim Saiki (USA) finished 1 shot behind Christa Johnson (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1995
America
CC of the North
210 (-6)
$75,000
Star Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

CC of the North

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Star Bank

Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (May 19-21). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].

1991
America
273 (-15)
$52,500
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship. Second-placed Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 4 shots behind Johnson (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1990
America
Greate Bay CC
275 (-5)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

Greate Bay CC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlantic City Classic (June 14-17). Second-placed Pamela Wright (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Christa Johnson (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ; at the time known as Sands CC].

1987
America
Lone Tree GC
277 (-11)
$37,500
Columbia Savings

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

Lone Tree GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

Columbia Savings

Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am. Second-placed Shirley Furlong (USA) finished 5 shots behind Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA). [Lone Tree GC nr Denver, Colorado; earlier rounds also at Meridian GC].

1986
America
Oakmont, CA
212 (-4)
$37,500
GNA/Glendale Fed

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

Oakmont, CA

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

GNA/Glendale Fed

Played as the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic. Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (USA). [Oakmont CC, Glendale, nr Los Angeles, California].

1984
America
Arizona Biltmore
272 (-16)
$22,500
Samaritan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Venue

Arizona Biltmore

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Samaritan

Played as the Samaritan Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Patty Hayes (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Johnson (USA). [Arizona Biltmore GC, Phoenix, Arizona].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Christa

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Conquistadores Open. Second-placed Lauri Peterson (USA) finished 6 shots behind Johnson (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

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