Who's who: Emilee Klein

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Who's who: Emilee Klein

  • Name:

    Emilee Klein
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 11, 1974 in Santa Monica, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and university head golf coach (Univ of Central Florida, San Diego State, Univ of Tulsa).
  • Turned Pro:

    1994

Roll of Honour

LPGA Tour wins (3), including the 1996 Women's British Open (at the time a co-sanctioned Ladies European Tour event, but not recognised as a major championship).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2005.

Top tournaments won by Emilee Klein

2001
America
Fox Run GC
205 (-11)
$120,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Klein, Emilee

Venue

Fox Run GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Light Classic (July 13-15). Second-placed Jill McGill (USA) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Klein (USA), who recorded the last of her three LPGA Tour wins. [Fox Run GC, Eureka, St Louis, Missouri].

1996
America
Blue Hill CC, MA
273 (-15)
$75,000
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Klein, Emilee

Venue

Blue Hill CC, MA

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Klein (USA). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].

1996
Europe
277 (-15)
£80,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Klein, Emilee

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

£80,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 15-18; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr/LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Penny Hammel (USA) and Amy Alcott (USA) finished 7 shots behind 22-year-old Klein (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win, coming one week after her first. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1991
Amateur
Crestview CC, KS
3 & 2
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Klein, Emilee

Venue

Crestview CC, KS

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Klein (USA) beat Kimberly Marshall (Bermuda) 3 and 2 in the final. [Crestview CC, Wichita, Kansas].

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