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MICHELLE MCGANN | 1995-96 Champion



Published: Sun, July 14, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Birthdate: 12-30-1969

Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL

Residence: Singer Island, FL

Rookie Year: 1989

Tour Status: Exempt

Tour victories: 7

Career Highlights

McGann's 4-0 playoff record is the best in LPGA history.

2001 -- Recorded eight top-20 finishes including three top 10s; season-best finish was second at the Welch's/Circle K Championship, where she posted her season-low round of 64 on Sunday. Tied for sixth at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open and tied for seventh at the Standard Register PING. Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings on March 11 after the Welch's/Circle K Championship.

2000 -- Recorded a season-best tie for third at the Electrolux USA Championship hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant, where she carded her first career hole-in-one during the third round; led the Tour in eagles with 14.

1997 -- Captured two tournament victories, the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural and ShopRite LPGA Classic; defeated Karrie Webb on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Inaugural; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings.

1996 -- Won the Oldsmobile Classic, State Farm Rail Classic and successfully defended her title at the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic; won the Oldsmobile Classic and the State Farm Rail Classic in playoffs.

1995 -- Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Sara Lee Classic; won her second tournament that year at the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic by defeating Katie Peterson-Parker on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Amateur -- McGann is a three-time Florida State Junior champion. She won the 1987 USGA Junior Girls Championship and was named AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year. She also was named a 1987 Rolex Junior first-team All-American and was ranked number one in 1987 by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest. McGann captured the 1988 Doherty Cup Championship. She participated in the 1988 U.S. Women's Open and Boston Five Classic as an amateur.

Personal -- 5'11", blond hair, hazel eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 7...Credits her parents, Dave Stockton, Sara Noah, Jean Noah, Rich LeConche and Mike Adams as the individuals most influencing her career.




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