Who's who: Rachel Hetherington

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Who's who: Rachel Hetherington

  • Name:

    Rachel Hetherington (Teske)
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    April 23, 1972 in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Port Macquarie, Australia
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1994

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (11), including LPGA Tour wins (8), Ladies European Tour (3).

Did you know?

Hetherington is one of the greatest Australian women golfers, who enjoyed a very impressive amateur career, and followed that with several professional wins. She was in contention for, and narrowly missed out on, major championship honours on a few occasions. She competed under her married name of Rachel Teske from 2001 until 2004.

Top tournaments won by Rachel Hetherington

2003
America
Squaw Creek, OH
204 (-12)
$150,000
Giant Eagle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Squaw Creek, OH

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Giant Eagle

Played as the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic (June 13-15). Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) beat Lorie Kane (Can), Jennifer Rosales (Phil) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Squaw Creek CC, Vienna, Ohio].

2003
America
Locust Hill CC
277 (-11)
$180,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

Played as Wegmans Rochester LPGA (June 19-22). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 4 shots behind Hetherington (Aus). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2002
America
Highland Meadows
270 (-14)
$150,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic presented by ALLTEL (July 11-14). Second-placed Beth Bauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Rachel Teske (Aus; née Hetherington). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2002
America
Moon Valley CC
281 (-7)
$150,000
PING/Banner Health

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

PING/Banner Health

Played as the PING Banner Health Championship (March 14-17). Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) beat Annika Sörenstam (Swe) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

2001
Europe
273 (-15)
US$315,000
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (June 13-16; LET/LPGA Trs event; recognised as a major ch'ship by the LET, but not by the LPGA Tour). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Rachel Teske (Aus; née Hetherington). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

1999
America
137 (-7)
$101,250
City of Hope

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Score

137 (-7)

Prize money

$101,250

Title sponsor

City of Hope

Played as the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic (April 30-May 2). Second-placed Leta Lindley (USA), Helen Alfredsson (Swe) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Hetherington (Aus), who claimed back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [Wachesaw Plantn East GC, Murrells Inlet, nr Myrtle Beach, SC].

1999
America
Eagle's Landing CC
204 (-12)
$120,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship (April 23-25). Hetherington (Aus) beat Lorie Kane (Can) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1998
America
Berkleigh GC
274 (-14)
$97,500
First Union

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

First Union

Played as the First Union Betsy King Classic (Sept 24-27). Hetherington (Aus) beat defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

1995
Europe
275 (-17)
£11,250
Maredo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Score

275 (-17)

Prize money

£11,250

Title sponsor

Maredo

Played as the Maredo Ladies German Open (Sept 21-24; last played in 1991). Second-placed Caroline Hall (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Hetherington (Aus), who recorded her first win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [G&CC Hamburg-Treudelberg, nr Hamburg, Germany].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hetherington, Rachel

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

£7,800

Title sponsor

La Manga

Played as the La Manga Spanish Open (Oct 19-22; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Stephanie Dallongeville (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Hetherington (Aus). [South course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

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