Name:Rachel Hetherington (Teske)
Born:April 23, 1972 in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Port Macquarie, Australia
Total professional wins (11), including LPGA Tour wins (8), Ladies European Tour (3).
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
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