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Name: - Dottie Pepper (1988-95 Dottie Mochrie)
Country: - USA
Born : - August 17th, 1965 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York.
Original Home/Club: - Saratoga Springs
Occupation: - Professional golfer; TV commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1988

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Nabisco Dinah Shore (1992, '99; became the ANA Inspiration). Curtis Cup player (1986). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, '98, 2000). Total professional wins (28), of which US LPGA Tour (17). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1992).


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Pepper attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, as had LPGA legends Beth Daniel and Betsy King, ten years before. Like Daniel and King, Pepper enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, playing on a Curtis Cup team and named three times as an All-American. In 1988 she joined the LPGA Tour, and the following year won the first of her 17 LPGA Tour titles. Her two major championship wins came in 1992 and 1999 at the Nabisco Dinah Shore. Pepper played in the first six Solheim Cups (1990-2000). From 1988 to 1995 she competed as Dottie Mochrie, which was her married name before a divorce. From 2005 she commenced a career as a TV commentator.


Top tournaments won by Dottie Pepper

2000Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipLPGA International279 (-9)$215,000
Played as the Arch Wireless Championship (Nov 16-19; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) finished 3 shots behind Pepper (USA), who recorded the last of her 17 LPGA Tour wins. [Legends course, LPGA Intl GC, Daytona Beach, Florida].
2000Team EventsHyundai Matches (LPGA)Pelican Hill21 holes$100,000
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (unofficial event, involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours. Teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) won this event for the fourth straight time beating Annika Sörenstam (Swe) & Lorie Kane (Can) after 21 holes in the final of the LPGA matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].
1999Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC269 (-19)$150,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (28th) (March 25-28). Second-placed Meg Mallon (USA) finished 6 shots behind Pepper (USA), who won this event for the second time, recording her second major championship win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1999Team EventsHyundai Matches (LPGA)Pelican Hill4 & 3$100,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (unofficial event, involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours. Teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) won this event for the third straight time beating Karrie Webb (Aus) & Kelly Robbins (USA) 4 and 3 in the final of the LPGA matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].
1999Wmn AmericaOldsmobile ClassicWalnut Hills, Mich.270 (-18)$105,000
Played as the Oldsmobile Classic (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Kelli Kuehne (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pepper (USA). [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].
1997Team EventsHyundai Matches (LPGA)PGA West3 & 2$100,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (unofficial event, involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours. Teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) beat Nancy Lopez (USA) & Laura Davies (Eng) 3 and 2 in the final of the LPGA matches. [PGA West (Nicklaus Resort course), La Quinta, CA].
1996Wmn AmericaFriendly's ClassicCrestview CC, MA279 (-9)$75,000
Played as Friendly's Classic (July 18-21). Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pepper (USA). [Crestview CC, Agawan, nr Springfield, Mass.].
1996Team EventsHyundai Matches (LPGA)PGA West1 hole$110,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (unofficial event, involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours. Teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) beat Kelly Robbins (USA) & Tammie Green (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the LPGA matches. [PGA West (Nicklaus Resort course), La Quinta, CA].
1996Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicColumbia Edgewater202 (-14)$82,500
Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 6-8). Second-placed Christa Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pepper (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
1996Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicGreate Bay CC202 (-11)$112,500
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 28-30). Second-placed Amy Benz (USA) finished 4 shots behind Pepper (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the LPGA Tour. [Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ].
1996Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC206 (-10)$90,000
Played as the Rochester International (June 21-23). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Pepper (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1995Wmn AmericaMcCall's LPGA ClassicStratton Mtn204 (-12)$75,000
Played as McCall's LPGA Classic at Stratton Mtn (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Stratton Mtn GC, Stratton, VT].
1995Wmn AmericaSkins Game (LPGA)Stonebriar CC8 skins$290,000
Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (May 27/28; unofficial LPGA Tr event). Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) won with a total of 8 skins worth $290,000. At the par-4 15th Mochrie's birdie was good enough to win a four-hole carryover, adding $180,000 to her tally. Second: Laura Davies (Eng) 6 skins worth $140,000. Third: defending champion Patty Sheehan (USA) 4 skins worth $110,000. For the second straight year Nancy Lopez (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].
1995Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipRandolph GC278 (-10)$67,500
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (March 9-12). Second-placed Cindy Rarick (USA) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA; née Pepper). [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called North course, Randolph Park].
1994Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)Grand Cypress287 (-1)$115,000
Played as the inaugural Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions (March 2-5). Lauri Mertens (USA) and Nancy Lopez (USA) finished in second-place behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].
1993Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipNaples Natl.283 (-5)$102,500
Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Donna Andrews (USA), Michelle McGann (USA), Meg Mallon (USA) and Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Naples National GC, Naples, Florida].
1992Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC279 (-9)$105,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (21st) (March 26-29). Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Juli Inkster (USA) at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, to record her first major championship win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1992Wmn AmericaBoston Five ClassicBlue Hill CC278 (-10)$63,750
Played as Welch's Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 3 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].
1992Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC277 (-11)$90,000
Played as the Sega Women's Championship. Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].
1992Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicInnisbrook Resort264 (-20)$110,000
Played as the JCPenney Classic (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Dan Forsman (USA) & Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). Second-place: Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA). [Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
1992Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.80n/a
Dottie Mochrie (Pepper) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1992Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$693,335see Score
Dottie Mochrie (USA, nee Pepper) won the LPGA Tour 1992 Money List, with earnings of $693,335 on the Tour. Betsy King (USA) was second with $551,320; Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) was third with $513,639.
1992Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA54 ptsn/a
Mochrie (nee Pepper) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1992Wmn AmericaSun-Times ChallengeWhite Eagle GC216 (E)$67,500
Played as the Chicago Sun-Times Challenge. Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Judy Dickinson (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. Beth Daniel (USA) was eliminated at the fourth playoff hole. Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [White Eagle GC, Naperville, Illinois].
1990Wmn AmericaCrestar Classic (LPGA)Greenbrier CC, VA200 (-16)$52,500
Played as the Crestar Classic. Second-placed Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) finished 9 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [Greenbrier CC, Chesapeake, Virginia].
1989Wmn AmericaHealthSouth InauguralStonebridge CC, FL279 (-9)$45,000
Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. First-time LPGA Tour winner Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Beth Daniel (USA) with a par at the fifth playoff hole. [Stonebridge CC, Boca Raton, Florida].

 

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