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Kelli Kuehne - 3 Consecutive USGA Titles

“I am a Texas Girl…that’s the only way I know to say it.” – Kelli Kuehne
 
There are few people who have more Texas bona fides than Kelli Kuehne.  The Dallas native won four consecutive Texas High School Championships and went on to an All-American career at the University of Texas.  Along the way, she won three consecutive USGA National titles – the 1994 U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship and 1995 and 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur.  She represented the United States on the 1996 Curtis Cup Team and is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
 
After a remarkable amateur career, Kuehne joined the LPGA tour in 1998, where she competed for 13 years and won the 1999 LPGA Corning Classic.  She also represented the United States on the 2003 and 2003 Curtis Cup teams.  Kuehne retired from professional golf in 2010, but has continued to contribute to the game as an entrepreneur, TV commentator and instructor.  She was a co-owner of PlayKleen towels, and serves as a consultant for Tino’s Golf.  She has served as a television commentator for the U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Junior Girls’ and the Golf Channel’s LPGA tour coverage.  She is currently a full-time teaching professional at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana and is working to pass along her competitive experience and success in a variety of arenas to the next generation.
 
Kuehne is also widely known for her generous advocacy for charitable causes.  She is the National Spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has also served as the Tournament Director Cristi Kerr’s Birdies for Breast Cancer Tournament.  “I see it as my responsibility to educate and promote awareness for people living with Diabetes.  I also feel it is my greatest responsibility to give back. To pass it on…it’s the least I can do.”  For more information about Kuehne and her many activities, visit her website at http://www.kellikuehne.com/.


Kelli Kuehne (Back left) - 1996 Curtis Cup Team (Photo courtesy USGA)

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